Argentine Shoveller

The Red Shoveler is cinnamon in color with dark spots, and a green speculum. The head and neck are grayish. They have a large dark spatula shaped bill.

The Argentine Shoveller is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Red Shoveler, Argentine Shoveller, South American Shoveler Anas platyrhynchos sinikael-part Mallard, Greenhead Anas platyrhynchos diazi, Anas diazi mehhiko sinikael-part Mexican Mallard, Mexican Duck Anas platyrhynchos fulvigula, Anas fulvigula rand-sinikaelpart Mottled Duck, Mottled Mallard Anas platyrhynchos laysanensis, Anas laysanensis laysani sinikael-part Laysan Mallard, Laysan Duck, Laysan Teal Anas platyrhynchos wyvilliana, Anas wyvilliana More

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Author: Isidro Mart
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Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Genus : Anas
Species : platalea
Authority : Vieillot, 1816