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Red shovelers have small lamellae on the edge of their beaks, which they use to filter tiny food particles from the water or mud. These ducks are widespread and inhabit various coastal and inland waters up to 3,400 m above sea level. Under good habitat conditions, groups of more than 10,000 ducks can be found. The female alone is responsible for brooding. After about 25 days, chicks hatch from as many as 10 eggs.