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Red Shoveler Spatula (Anas) platalea


Category E

Native Range

South America. The southern region of South America - much of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and southen Brazil.

British Occurence

No documented escapes known. The species is not in many collections but is winter hardy here, breeds freely and known to hybridise with Cinnamon Teal and Cape Shoveler.

Where to see Red Shoveler in captivity

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