Gadwall Anas strepera

Identification Tips:

Adult male alternate:

Adult male basic

Adult female:

Similar species:

Adult male in alternate plumage is unmistakable. All plumages easily identified in flight and occasionally at rest by white speculum. Females and immature at rest can be identified by their steeper head profile than similarly-plumaged Mallards, by the gray bill with orange edges, and by the distinct white belly patch.