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.
- 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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