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Ducks Flock To Ricefields In Extremadura
2012-10-30 15:22:50

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Four new reservoirs linked to rice cultivation built in the middle basin of the Guadiana river in the middle of the 1990's have allowed various migratory dabbling duck species to significantly increase in number during the winter. Researchers at the University of Extremadura propose that Vegas Altas del Guadiana is turned into a new Special Protection Area for Birds. Many aquatic migratory bird populations are in decline and the loss...

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Cape Shoveler, Anas smithii
2012-04-02 15:05:15

The Cape Shoveler, (Anas smithii), is a species of dabbling duck native to South Africa. It is also commonly found further north in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Zambia. Its habitats are open wetlands such as grassland or marshes with some emergent vegetation. This bird is non-migratory, but does have some seasonal movements. The birds binomial (species) name commemorates zoologist Andrew Smith. The Cape Shoveler is a long duck at roughly 20 inches....

2005-06-02 08:28:42

The Shoveler or Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common and widespread dabbling duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. This bird is strongly migratory and winters further south than its breeding range. It is not as sociable as some dabbling ducks outside the breeding season and tends to form only small flocks. Due to its large spatulate bill, this species is unmistakable in the northern hemisphere. The breeding male has a green...

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