Gadwall (Anas strepera)
BIRDS / AQUATIC BIRDS / DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS / DABBLING DUCKS /
The Gadwall breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia, and central North America and winters farther south of its breeding range.
In Great Britain, the Gadwall is a scarce-breeding bird and winter visitor, though its population has increased in recent years. It is likely that its expansion was partly through introduction, mainly to England, and partly through colonization to Great Britain, with continental birds staying to breed in Scotland. It has been reported in the River Avon in Hampshire. In Ireland a small breeding population has recently become established, centred on Wexford in the south and Lough Neagh in the north.
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