Length: 18-22 in Weight: 1-3 lbs
Male is buffy to gray overall with a solid black rump and white patch on wings. Female has white wing patch and bicolored black/orange bill.
Year round resident throughout much of the western US. Summer resident in central/eastern North America into central Canada. Winter resident in southern US and Mexico.
Gadwalls are an unusual duck in that the males aren’t very brightly colored, despite the presence of differing male and female plumages.
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