Australasian shovelers or kuruwhengu have a long, narrow body, and float low in the water. In breeding plumage, males have a narrow white crescent at the base of the bill and a large white rump patch. Their bill is a broad, curved spatula with a pointed tip.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
New Zealand Herald
Reference: 21 October 2003
Photograph by Mark Mitchell
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