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Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata), surfacing briefly in a shallow marsh while in the process of straining nutrients with their distinctive spatulate bills. | by troupial
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Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata), surfacing briefly in a shallow marsh while in the process of straining nutrients with their distinctive spatulate bills.

This dabbling duck specie's bill is equipped with comb-like projections along its edges.

 

Wintering at Whitewater Draw, Cochise County, south-central Arizona.

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Taken on January 22, 2016