Feb 052012

Northern Shovelers have large bills compare to other ducks. The image reflected in the water produces an optical illusion that creates the impression of an even larger snout. This duck, if he can see the reflection, must be so proud.

County Denton
Center map
City Carrollton
Date Jan 14, 2012
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Water-Lake
Type of Behavior Swimming
Gender Male
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Northern Shoveler Observation Location

  2 Responses to “Norther Shoveler – Reflected Probosis”

  1. Love the photo. Shovelers are amazing birds, aren’t they?

  2. What a schnoz! Ha!

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