Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Red Shoveler

Red Shoveler Anas platalea

Described by: Vieillot (1816)
Alternate common name(s): South American Shoveler, Argentine Shoveller, Argentine Shoveler
Old scientific name(s): Spatula platalea


Torres del Paine National Park, Chile - Dec, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Torres del Paine National Park, Chile - Dec, 2005 © Arthur Grosset 
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S. South America;
S. Peru (Puno, Cuzco). Chile from Aconcagua s. to Chiloe Is. and sporadically further s., Uruguay and Argentina from Santa Fe. s. (Mar Chiquitita Lagoon, Cordoba and Meseta de Strobel, Santa Cruz) to Tierra del Fuego.
Disperses n. during winter to s. Peru, w. Bolivia (La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija), Paraguay and s. Brazil (Rio de Janiero, Rio Grande do Sul).
Vagrant to the Falkland Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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