Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Gadwall Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mareca strepera
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Gadwall is a large duck with a steep forehead (adult bird length approximately 41 cm, weight 740 g, wing 25 cm, bill 5.1 cm, tarsus 3.8 cm, tail 9 cm). Its bill is grey, the belly is white and the vent and tail are black. It feeds on aquatic plants, shoots, seeds and tubers. It also takes insects, worms and molluscs. It is a fast flyer
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Dimitri(www.xeno-canto.org/Dimitri), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.