That is how the overview page on All About Birds puts it and we wold have to agree. Gadwalls mix with other dabbling duck on the bodies of water we frequent and might be easy to overlook. We sometimes see them stealing food from diving duck and American Coots much like the American Wigeon will so there is more to Gadwall than that understated elegance suggests.
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Svelt is the word that comes to mind for both sexes of this gorgeous bird species. Beautiful, crisp image highlights those tiny feather nuances. Gorgeous!
Those tiny detail feathers are a work of art. Such intricate pattern.
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