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Gadwall Anas strepera

Gadwall Anas strepera

Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

Names in different Languages

GermanSchnatterente
EnglishGadwall
FrenchCanard chipeau
SpanishÁnade friso

Description

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.

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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2022-05-01Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2022-04-15Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies