Name: Gadwall

Scientific name: Anas strepera

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A fairly common dabbling duck found throughout the year, only a little smaller than a Mallard.

How to identify: Males are grey with a black rear end. Both males and females can be told by the white patches on their secondary feathers.

Where: Mainly found in south and eastern England, but can be found anywhere.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Gadwall can sometimes be seen following Coot around. After the coot have dived down to pick water weed, the Gadwall will grab some for themselves!

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-10-10 10:16:14
    • Foxalas

    another one to tick off my list

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-18 18:55:42
    • Foxalas

    I think Gadwalls are really nice ducks and while i was feeding the mallards and coots i saw one in the reeds it was really close it was about 1meter away so i gave him some food!!!!!!!!!!