Anas rhynchotis Latham, 1801
* Supplementum indicis ornithologici sive systematis ornithologiae. p.lxx
The Australasian Shoveler (Anas rhynchotis) is a species of dabbling duck in the genus Anas. It ranges from 46–53 cm. It lives in heavily vegetated swamps. In Australia it is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. They occur in southwestern and southeastern Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.
The male has a blue-grey head with a vertical white crescent in front of the eyes.
The Australasian Shoveler has two subspecies:
* A. rhynchotis rhynchotis Australian Shoveler, the nominate race, occurs in southwestern and southeastern Australia and Tasmania.
The status of the Australasian Shoveler is Least Concern.
1. ^ a b IUCN (2009)
* Clements, James, (2007) The Clements Checklist of the Birds of the World, Cornell University Press, Ithaca
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