(Anas Strepera)

Appearance - The male Gadwall has a buff brown head with a darker crown, grey-black scalloped breast, narrow black beak, dark-brown eyes, patterned-grey mantle and flanks, brown back, black rear-end, belly and vent are whitish, wings are mostly grey with a white speculum, and legs and feet are orange-yellow. The female is mostly light-brown with darker scalloping on the body, whitish belly, whitish throat and chin, and has a distinctive white speculum, and dark orange-edged beak.

Notes - The Gadwall is a dabbling duck with an extremely large range from North America, Europe to Asia.

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