Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

Male Took-Took Call: The usual call of the male is a short, guttural took, often doubled: took took....

Female Chuck-Ka Call: The female quack, a two syllable, deep, hoarse chuck-ka....

Northern Shoveler pair, Chuck-Ka and Took-Took calls, April 2, 2011. Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The loudest calls on this recording are the female Chuck-Ka call. The male Took-Took calls can be heard between the female calls.


Elliott, Lang and Kevin Colver. 2008. The Calls of Ducks and Geese. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA.

Palmer, R. S. 1976. Handbook of North American birds. Vol. 2. Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, CT.