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Anas smithii (Cape Shoveler)

Synonyms: Anas smithi

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cape shoveler or Cape shoveller (Anas smithii) is a species of dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is resident in South Africa, and uncommon further north in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, southern Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Zambia. This 51–53 cm long duck is non-migratory, but undertakes some local seasonal movements. It is gregarious when not breeding, and may then form large flocks. Cape shoveler can only be confused with a vagrant female northern shoveler, but is much darker and stockier than that species. The binomial name of this bird commemorates the zoologist Andrew Smith.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
0
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
3
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 1.69026
EDGE Score: 0.989637

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.369 lbs (621 g)
Birth Weight [1]  30 grams
Male Weight [5]  1.29 lbs (585 g)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  60 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  80 %
Forages - Underwater [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [4]  8
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Fledging [1]  56 days
Incubation [3]  27 days
Snout to Vent Length [1]  20 inches (52 cm)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No

Prey / Diet

Stuckenia pectinata (sago pondweed)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Fulica cristata (Red-knobbed Coot)1
Limosa haemastica (Hudsonian Godwit)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Echinocotyle capensis <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Blackbrook Zoological Park
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Slimbridge New Grounds W&WTrust

Range Map

Distribution

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Rohwer, FC (1988) Inter- and intraspecific relationships between egg size and clutch size in waterfowl. Auk 105: 161-176
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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