Introduction: Northern shovellers (Anas clypeata) arrive in Namibia from late October and depart again around February and March. They prefer habitats of shallow, muddy-bottomed and fresh waters in open grassland. Sightings of only 3 northern shovellers together have been recorded in the country.
Distribution: Etosha and Kavango Region only.
Diet: Forages for invertebrates in shallow waters.
Description: So called (clypeata), perhaps because of the broad chestnut panel on the belly and breast of the male.
Breeding: Mate outside of the region.
Size: 44 to 52cm.
Weight: 465g.Birds of Namibia Wildlife of Namibia
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