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Gadwall  - Anas strepera

Gadwall - Anas strepera

A common, widespread dabbling duck. This species breeds in Central Canada and along Saint Lawrence river and migrates South in winter. It eats mostly plant food but feeds their offspring with insects and mollusks.

Common Names

How to Identify

Female looks very similar to Mallard. A distinguishable characteristic is the white belly and the dark orange-edged bill.

Where & When to Spot

Supposed to be a widespread species, I only saw a single individual once in Rapids Park Lachine.

Gadwall (Anas strepera) with Chicks


Gadwall (Anas strepera)

Gadwall (Anas strepera)

Rapids Park Lachine - April 29, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 720;