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.