The Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) breeds from Alaska and North Canada to central USA, and in winters from south USA to north South America. It lives in pairs or small groups in open freshwater marshes, sloughs, lagoons and salt ponds. Matures are 48 cm (19 inches) in height and 600 g in weight.
Its head is dark green, and white chest. Belly and sides are chestnut. Center of back, and bill black. Tail black with outer feathers white. They eat small animals like insects, crustaceans, and mollusks.