Scientific Name: Anas strepera
Common Name: Gadwall

Identifying Features: Males have greyish body, black rear end,  light chestnut wings; Females have dark orange-edged bill, light brown body, white belly.

Fun Facts:

  • The gadwall is a quieter duck, except during its courtship display.
  • Both sexes go through two moults annually, following a juvenile moult.
  • Gadwalls are one of the most hunted duck species (3rd to the mallard and green-winged teal), with 1.7 million shot each year.


This image was clicked by johnhthielen – via Flickr.

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