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Northern Shoveler      Anas clypeata

The Northern Shoveler is an uncommon to fairly common winter resident of Florida.  It winters in small groups and prefers shallow, freshwater lakes, ponds and marshes, usually associating with other dabbling ducks.  They breed in the northern and western part of the North American continent and winter in the southern states and Mexico.