TAB IN ENGLISH Translated
by FELIPE BENAVIDES
Northern Shoveller / Pato cuchara
Size: 44-52 cm
They live in wetlands, marshes, lagoons, dams, deltas. They
can be seen in couples incessantly submerging their
shovel-like, large beaks to slight depths.
There are great dimorphisms between the males (very
attractive bluish black heads and orange-coloured plumage)
and the females, (brown coloured plumage and dun beaks).
They reach the south of the Iberian Peninsula at the
beginning of winter, escaping the cold temperatures in the
north of Europe.
They are very abundant in Doñana from the beginning of
autumn to the spring. They can be seen in all the
They are included in the National List of Endangered