Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Gadwall (Anas strepera) - HBW 1, p. 602

French: Canard chipeau German: Schnatterente Spanish: Anade Friso
Other common names: Gray Duck

Taxonomy: Anas strepera Linnaeus, 1758, Europe.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Chaulelasmus. Race couesi, Coues' Gadwall, described from Washington and New York Is, C Pacific, apparently not seen after its discovery in 1874 and considered extinct. Monotypic.

Distribution: Widespread over great part of Palearctic and Nearctic Regions.