Australasian shoveler (696/2283)

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Australasian shoveler. Shovelers use their peculiar bills fringed with fine lamellae to sieve small freshwater invertebrates and seeds from the wetlands they inhabit.

Common names
Australasian shoveler, New Zealand shoveler, kuruwhengi, spoonbill, shoveler, spoony, spoonie, shoveller
Location
Lake Alexandrina, Mackenzie, Canterbury, New Zealand
Photo ID
10113