Gadwall

Mareca strepera

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

GADW

Code 6

ANASTR

ITIS

HEAD

Gadwall Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Medium brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Streaked
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Buff
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Gadwall Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 48-58 cm (19-23 in)
  • Weight: 1000 g (35.27 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray and brown.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Scaled or scalloped, Mottled

FLIGHT

Gadwell Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Fast direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 79-91 cm (31-36 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Yellow-orange
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X