This endangered species is protected in Australia under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974.
The Australasian Shover measures from 46–53 cm in length. The male can be identified by his blue-grey head with a vertical white crescent in front of the eyes.
Two Subspecies of Australasian Shoveler are recognized:
- New Zealand Shoveler,Anas rhynchotis variegata – Found in New Zealand.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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