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Spatula rhynchotis

Australasian Shoveler at Wonga Wetlands

Spatula rhynchotis at Wonga Wetlands - 26 Nov 2020
Spatula rhynchotis at Wonga Wetlands - 26 Nov 2020
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Identification history

Spatula rhynchotis 27 Nov 2020 ChrisAllen
Unidentified 27 Nov 2020 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

These ducks were in the shape (and size) of Shovelers but the colouring of grey teals. Do female shovellers not have the white patch at the rear like the males?

3 comments

ChrisAllen wrote:
   27 Nov 2020
According to my field guide they don't. You've had a great time out at Wonga Wetlands it seems!
Kyliegw wrote:
   27 Nov 2020
Thanks Chris. Four females then. How odd. I think I rushed it too much. I had a dentist appointment straight after! (which went well)
Kyliegw wrote:
   4 Dec 2020
After going out again I realise these birds are immature. One is starting to colour into a male and the other three females.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 Abundance
  • 26 Nov 2020 08:40 PM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by
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