General Description

Body brown, feathers with lighter brown edges. Males with a blue-grey head and a white curved line on the face in front of the eye. Bill black and flat (spatulate). Body up to 52 cm long.


Australasian Shovelers feed on molluscs, crustaceans and insects by filtering them through tiny ridges (lamellae) inside their bills.


South-western and eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Fresh and salt water wetlands and lakes with heavy vegetation.

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