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Australian shoveler


These birds are sexually dimorphic. While females are a brown color with darker eyes, males are brightly colored with yellow eyes. But both males and females sport a shovel-like bill, which give them their name.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life spanabout 6 years
  • Body sizearound 20 in. long
  • Native habitat Inland wetlands of New Zealand and Australia
  • DietFreshwater mollusks, crustaceans, and insects
Freckled duck Pale-headed rosella




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