Body brown, feathers with lighter brown edges. Males with a blue-grey head and a white curved line on the face in front of the eye. Bill black and flat (spatulate). Body up to 52 cm long.
Australasian Shovelers feed on molluscs, crustaceans and insects by filtering them through tiny ridges (lamellae) inside their bills.
Fresh and salt water wetlands.
South-western and eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern