Northern Shoveler
Singapore
01 Nov 1959 (imprecise)


General details
Species
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata
Record ID 1
Date 01 Nov 1959 (imprecise)
Location Singapore
Count 1 individual
Date added 25 Oct 2021

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Background
Details in the primary source is limited. Quote: "I had a letter from a Chinese friend recently saying that he had shot a large duck out of a flight of Whistling Teal, which he believed to be a "Spoonbill". His description of the bird leaves no doubt in my mind that he had shot a Shoveller. This was in Singapore in November.". Allen (1959) further remarks that another Shoveller was possibly seen in Ipoh in the same season. Listed as Nov 1959, dates of sighting are imprecise.
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Unverifiable)

References (see all)
References Allen, 1961