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Australasian shoveler

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The Australasian shoveler is a highly mobile species with many birds traversing the length of New Zealand annually before returning again to their specific breeding areas.

Conservation status Native species classified as ‘not threatened’. Features The most distinguishing feature of the Australasian shoveler/kuruwhengi is its large shovel-shaped bill that is almost twice as wide at its...

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