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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.


Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

Names in different Languages

FrenchCanard chipeau
SpanishÁnade friso

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.

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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.

Photos of Gadwall

Videos of Gadwall

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Last updated on 2023-06-20. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.