Australasian ShovelerScientific name: Anas rhynchotis

Meaning of name: Anas is Latin for duck. Rhyncos is Greek for beak.

Aboriginal name: Bardoongooba (bar’doo’noo’bar).

Distribution: Found in Australia and New Zealand. In Western Australia it can be found from Carnarvon in the north to Israelite Bay in the east.

Description: This duck is about 45 – 55cm long with a 70 – 80cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 982km. The oldest bird recorded was recovered 10 years 6 months after being banded (information as at 14 June 2012).

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2 

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme