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Gadwall

Anas strepera
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Length: 20 in. (51 cm )
Although mainly feeding near the surface of ponds and lakes, it also dives regularly to find aquatic invertebrates and vegetation. During the winter it is usually in pairs or small flocks and often associates with American Wigeon. The nest is hidden in dense grass of marshes and made of surrounding vegetation. This species occurs commonly throughout the Northern Hemisphere in Europe and Asia as well as in Africa.

The four-digit banding code is GADW.

Female | Robert Shantz


Marsh / swamp

Open water
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Gadwall
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gadwall

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Gadwall. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gadwall

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Gadwall". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gadwall

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Gadwall". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gadwall

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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