Bird
Mammal
Mammal
Login
Forgot password
Registrer
You should not be able to see this
E-mail


Password (minumum 8 letters)


Autologin:


Comparing

Species:

Gadwall (Anas strepera)

Pintail (Anas acuta)

Change species

Main Images

Next species:
Prev species:
Length (cm):
46-56
51-66
Wingspan (cm):
84-95
51-66
Weight (gram):
550-1000
500-1100
Size group:
Crow-size
Crow-size

Main Texts:

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:

Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file


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

CC-photo:Smudge 9000, Licence,Link.

CC-photo:NDomer73, Licence,Link.

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

Appearance:

Large dabbling duck. In all plumages distinguished from other dabbling ducks by its slim neck and elegancy. Male with dark brown head, white breast and lower neck, with white wedges extending upwards on side of neck. Long, pin-like tail. Female mostly brown, wattled plumage, with longer tail than other dabbling duck females. Both sexes with bluish bill. Speculum dark green with broad white rear edge. Front edge buff in males. Edges more prominent in flight than the actual speculum. Flight pattern closer to Wigeon than Mallard.

Sound:

Female: similar to Mallards coarse laughing sound, but with a more emphasized first "haaa", and a more silent accelerating subsequent "laugh". Male: Pleasant, resonant "plop" similar to Teal, but lower pitched, richer, mellower and not so metallic. Accompanied by a higher pitched, slightly raspy whistling "aiiooo" rising and falling in pitch.

Display-call male:

Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file


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

Similar species (image):
Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Duck-like
Silhouette
Duck-like
Silhouette

Several different images of the species

Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media
Image MediaImage Media

Several different sounds of the species

Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file
Error loading Flash for sound!
See sound file
Albanian
Armenian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Croatian
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
Georgian
German
Hungarian
Italian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Sami : Lule sami
Sami : North sami
Sami : South sami
Scientific names
Serbian
Swedish
Ukrainian
Contact us
Developed by Hemb Studios 2012 - 2018 (Jan Greger Hemb)