51 cm 500 - 800 g
Bill long and flared at the tip - like a shovel. Male bird head glossy green, chestnut flanks
Shallow inland waters with rich vegetation
Sieves patrticles of seeds , small crustaceans etc from shallow water
When Does the Shoveller Breed ?
May to June, 8 - 12 eggs , incubation 23 -25 days, young fledge in 6 - 7 weeks . Nests on ground..