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Australian Shoveler Spatula (Anas) rhynchotis


Category E

Native Range

Australasia. Australia apart from the central and northern regions, Tasmania and New Zealand.

British Occurence

Used to be kept at London Zoo and Slimbridge WWT but apparently not in any collections in Britain at the present time. Difficult to breed and the ducklings are not easy to rear.

Where to see Australian Shoveler in captivity

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