Gadwall

Anas strepera
Gadwall specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant and uncommon breeding species, nesting from late April to early July in tidal marshes. Large populations winter in estuaries, ponds, and rivers from late August into March and April. The female has a buffy breast, the male a dark breast.

Specimen Information

This is the record for the bird on the left, a female.
Date: 12/24/1927
Collected By: Wm H Ball/Wm T Brooks
Locality:  Brent's Point, VA
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 308948