The Northern Shoveler is a species of duck that lives across large parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. Male Northern Shovelers have green heads, chestnut underparts and white breasts during breeding season. Females and non-breeding males more... are similar: dull mottled brown all over. Both have spatula-like wide bills. Northern Shovelers are dabbling ducks, foraging for plant material by swimming with their bill lowered into the water. This is our totally cute Birdorable (male) Northern Shoveler!