Scientific name: Mareca strepera
Mongolian name: Бор Нугас
Order: Anseriformes
Bird family: Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans)
Conservation status: LC


Key information

The gadwall (Mareca strepera) is a common and widespread dabbling duck in the family Anatidae. The gadwall breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia, and central North America.

Length : 46–56 cm (18–22 in)

Wingspan: 78–90 cm (31–35 in)

Weight : male 650–1000 g, female 550–850 g

Population : The overall population trend is increasing however overall population is uncertain.

Habitat: The gadwall is a bird of open wetlands, such as prairie or steppe lakes, wet grassland or marshes with dense fringing vegetation.

Diet: Essentially vegetarian; seeds, leaves, roots and stems of aquatic plants, especially green parts of plants.