Gadwall

Which father of modern ecology named this species?

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In 1758, the Gadwall was first described under its current scientific name by Carl Linnaeus. The Gadwall is one of the quieter species of dabbling ducks. The male has a hoarse whistling call, and the female has a Mallard-like quack.

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Refer to a group as a “brace”, “flush”, “paddling”, “raft”, or “team” of ducks.