Gadwall Duck Pairs
The Gadwall Duck
is found in many regions of Europe, Asia, and North America - usually in the Northwest United States up into Canada as well as the Pacific Canadian Coast. Gadwall Ducks
are often found in prairie wetlands or open marshes surrounded by dense vegetation. They normally feed on insects and mollusks by dabbling near banks of lakes or in other shallow waters. They make nests on the ground not necessarily close to a water source.
are fairly quiet outside of breeding season, and their general appearance is not at all breathtaking from a distance, but the male ducks have extremely beautiful and intricate plumage patterns seen from up close. They are mostly gray colored with a black rear, chestnut brown colored wings, and a bright white speculum that is usually only seen in flight. The female plumage is quite similar to a female Mallard
and can be distinguished by its orange edged bill and its inferior size