It takes its name from its peculiar bill, and may be termed the shoveler of Australia.
Stay, that is the shoveler—that fat, brownish black rascal, with the greenish neck and that coquettish iridescence on it.
I have hesitated a long while between the whistling duck, the duck with white eyebrows, and the shoveler duck (anas clypeata).
The shoveler is also present, if in much smaller numbers, and hides its very similar nest in much the same sort of places.
shoveler are so numerous that we have known over eighty bagged by one gun in a day.