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This unique sighting comes to us from a fellow outdoorsman, and it is just the kind of observation I really like. What we have here is a leucistic Gadwall—a duck lacking in normal pigmentation.

The expected coloration for this Gadwall can be seen on his associates. Browns, grays, black, and white. On the leucistic bird thoses colors are absent or replaced with lighter shades. Even so, normal Gadwall patterns formed by the different colors are still discernible.

Gadwall - Leucistic

Gadwall - Leucistic

Gadwall - Leucistic

Gadwall - Leucistic

Observation Details

County Dallas
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City Dallas
Date Mar 3, 2013
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Congregating
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Ben Sandifer
Main Article Gadwall Observation Location
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  One Response to “Gadwall – Leucistic”

  1. Interesting, it has an orange bill.

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