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[Sweden] Mallard or Gadwall?

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Old Thursday 27th September 2018, 22:13   #1
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[Sweden] Mallard or Gadwall?

Is it a Gadwall or a Mallard in eclipse plumage? (Taken in July)
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Old Thursday 27th September 2018, 23:01   #2
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Mallard - note the bill pattern, dull with irregular orangey-brown mottling = female Mallard.


Gadwall female has neat stripes of orange either side of a black mid-line stripe.
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