Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Unknown
Age: Adult & Chicks | Sex: Female & Unknown | Loc. Southern Brasil
Age: Adults | Sex: Males & Female | Loc. Argentina
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Argentina
Status: The Red Shoveler is a rare Austral migrant found in the high Andes at elevations ranging from 3200 to 4400 m. It is also a vagrant to the coastal wetlands in Southwest Peru. The Red Shoveler also occurs in Bo, Br, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Pato Cuchara Rojizo.
Sub-species: Red Shoveler (Spatula platalea) Vieillot, 1816.
Meaning of Name: Anas: L. duck. Spatula: L. Spoon, in reference to the shape of the bill.
Formerly known as Anas platalea (2017).
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.