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The Gadwall (Mareca strepera) belongs to the family of ducks, geese and swans, the Anatidae under the order Anseriformes.

Gadwall taxonomy

The Anatidae is the family of ducks, wigeons, geese and swans. The family Anatidae was first introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Anatidae comprises seven subfamilies, including Anatinae. The subfamily Anatinae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

Several genera have been placed under the subfamily Anatinae, including Mareca. The genus Mareca was first described by James Francis Stephens (16 September 1792 – 22 December 1852), an English entomologist and naturalist, in the year 1824.

The genus Mareca comprises five extant duck species, viz., M. strepera (gadwall), M. falcata (falcated duck), M. penelope (Eurasian wigeon), M. sibilatrix (Chiloé wigeon) and M. americana (American wigeon).

The M. strepera (gadwall) species was first described by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Mareca strepera
Species:M. strepera
Genus:Mareca
Subfamily:-
Family:Anatidae
Order:Anseriformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Gadwall - Mareca strepera
1.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Image by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren


Gadwall - Mareca strepera
2.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Image by Tony Hisgett

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3.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
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4.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Image by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren

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5.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Image by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren

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6.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Image by ALAN SCHMIERER

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7.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
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8.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Image by Tony

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9.Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Image by Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net
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1.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildreturn/37477295794/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/30/18
2.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/6795617699/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Hisgett | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/30/18
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Author: DickDaniels (http://carolinabirds.org) | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 8/30/18
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Author: Andreas Trepte, www.photo-natur.net | License: CC BY-SA 2.5 as on 8/30/18
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