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Anas platalea

Anas platalea (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Anseriformes
Familia: Anatidae
Subfamilia: Anatinae
Genus: Anas
Species: Anas platalea


Anas platalea Vieillot, 1816

Vernacular names
Česky: Lžičák tečkovaný
English: Red Shoveler
Español: Pato pico cuchara sudamericano
Français: Canard spatule
日本語: アカハシビロガモ
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Prikkskjeand
Svenska: Sydamerikansk skedand
Türkçe: Kızıl kaşıkgaga


* Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle Appliquée aux Arts... 5 p.157

The Red Shoveler (Anas platalea), formerly known as Red Shoveller, is a species of dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is found in southern South America, in Argentina, southern Peru, southern Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, southern Brazil, and Chile[2]. In winter the southernmost birds migrate north to Brazil and Peru.

The Red Shoveler is cinnamon in color with dark spots, and a green speculum. The head and neck are grayish. They have a large dark spatula shaped bill.

Their status is Least Concern[1]


1. ^ a b IUCN (2009)
2. ^ Clements, J. (2007)


* Clements, James, (2007) The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World, Cornell University Press, Ithaca
* IUCN (2009) BirdLife International Anas platalea Downloaded on 08 Jan 2009

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