Northern Shoveler

Subject: Northern Shoveler
From: Allan Burbidge <>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 18:26:47 +0800 (WST)
Unfortunately it is too late to see it now, but people may be interested to
know that a Northern Shoveler was seen at Lake McLarty (south of Perth) on
15 Feb. Despite searches by a number of people on different days since that
date, it hasn't been seen again. (No, unfortunately I didn't see it, despite
searching hard!). This bird was apparently a young male. It was amongst
Australasian Shovelers. Details will be in the next (June) issue of Western
Australian Bird Notes. 
Northern Shovelers in female or young plumage are very easily overlooked
amongst Australasians, so may occur more often than currently believed.
Allan Burbidge      
Snail   PO Box 312, Wanneroo, Western Australia  6065
Tel/fax  + 61 9 306 1642     

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