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Gadwall (Anas strepera)
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Gadwall (Anas strepera)

General Description: Gadwall (Anas strepera) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. Males are gray ducks with a black butt, and females are nondescript mottled brown similar to female mallards. Note however, that the wing patch is all white. In both genders, the head is lighter colored than the body.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Male and female Gadwalls

Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley or the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

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Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Gadwall male
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Gadwall female
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Female Gadwall in flight: note the black and white wing patches
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Male Gadwall in flight: note dark breast, light belly, and dark tail
Gadwall (Anas strepera) Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Gadwall male and female in flight
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
Gadwall male and female in flight

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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