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Species:

Gadwall (Anas strepera)

Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

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Length (cm):
46-56
58-70
Wingspan (cm):
84-95
132-145
Weight (gram):
550-1000
1300-2200
Size group:
Crow-size
Bigger than a crow

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Appearance:

Medium sized dabbling duck. Male with grey plumage, mottled breast, black rump and vent lacking white framing. Female brown and easily overlooked and confused with female Mallards. Bill with dark center and evenly broad orange sides. Plumage more greyish than female mallard, with a more slender body and steeper forehead. Diagnostic white wingbars and contrasting white belly in all plumages.

Sound:

Males display-call a short dry rattling or croaking sound and some high whistling notes. Female quacking similar to Mallard, but drier and shriller.

Display-call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

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CC-photo:Smudge 9000, Licence,Link.

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Sounds:Recorded by Patrik Åberg,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

Appearance:

A medium sized, black and white goose. Black breast, white cheeks and forehead. Differs from the much bigger Canada Goose by the black breast. At distance the white head can be difficult to see, and the strong contrast between the black breast and the light belly is the best character to tell it apart from Brent Goose.

Sound:

Voice: Quite vocal. Contact call a short yapping, barking sound like a small dog. Also other lower, grunting sounds when grazing.

Contact call:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

CC

Sounds:Recorded by Jarek Matusiak,http://www.xeno-canto.org ,CC license

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