How to identify

The Gadwall is a very grey-coloured dabbling duck, a little smaller than the Mallard, and with an obvious black rear end. It shows a white wing patch in flight. When seen close-up the grey colour is made up of exquisitely fine stripes and speckling. It nests in low numbers in the UK and is an Amber List species.



Matthias Feuersenger / xeno-canto


  1. Resident
  2. Passage
  3. Summer
  4. Winter
* This map is intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
  1. Jan
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  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
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  11. Nov
  12. Dec

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