Scientific name: Spatula smithii
Distribution: Widespread in southern and central Africa.
Habitat: The Cape Shoveler mainly lives in large open areas of freshwater and wet grasslands with emergent vegetation. It largely lives off aquatic plants, and is normally found in water that is less than 1.5m in depth.
Description: It can be identified by its longe, large bill, and its brown plumage with a blue sheen over its back. Its head is lighter in colour and it has orange legs and yellow eyes.
Hunting Method: Shotgun
Hunting available in: A number of provinces in South Africa.