Krakeend (Anas strepera)
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Species: A. strepera
Binomial name: Anas strepera
The Gadwall, Anas strepera is a common and widespread duck of the family Anatidae. This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name. Its conservation status is Least Concern
The Gadwall is 46–56 cm (18–22 in) long with a 78–90 cm (31–35 in) wingspan. The male is slightly larger than the female, weighing on average 990 g (35 oz) against her 850 g (30 oz). The breeding male is patterned grey, with a black rear end, light chestnut wings, and a brilliant white speculum, obvious in flight or at rest. In non-breeding (eclipse) plumage, the drake looks more like the female, but retains the male wing pattern, and is usually greyer above and has less orange on the bill.
The female is light brown, with plumage much like a female Mallard. It can be distinguished from that species by the dark orange-edged bill, smaller size, the white speculum, and white belly. Both sexes go through two moults annually, following a a juvenile moult.
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very beautiful duck species. recently I saw and took them twice. You captured both of its female and male together, with a great shot. focus, POV and composition great as like lighting and colors. Thanks for sharing, best wishes
- [2009-03-11 7:17]
Mooie scherpe foto van deze Krakeenden in natuurlijke kleuren met een prachtige blauwe lucht als achtergrond. Goede compositie.
Again a good action picture from that 50-500! you hands must be still as a statue :-). Excellent compostion Thijs, I love the lighting and colors here.
How far is summer in NL? and any plans to visit Switzerland this summer?
- [2009-03-16 13:04]
Apart soort eenden. Mooie compositie en een prachtige in actie-foto.
Prachtige blauwe lucht als achtergrond, maar misschien net is teveel ingezoemd.
mooie opname van deze vliegende Krakeenden.
Prima van scherpte en mooie kleuren.
Zie ze zelden.