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Gadwall

Mareca strepera

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Same size as Mallard but with a thinner bill. Males appear gray overall with a small white patch on wing; larger, puffier head than Mallard. Females similar to Mallard; note thinner bill, white wing patch (sometimes visible) and orange line along the edge of the bill. Dabble on the surface of the water and up-end to reach aquatic vegetation.

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