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.

How To Identify

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

Where and When to Spot

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

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 720

Videography

Videos are published in Fauna Flora's YouTube channel.

Taxonomy

Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anas strepera