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Eurasian Wigeon

Anas penelope ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Common and widespread in the Old World, the Eurasian Wigeon is a sporadic visitor to North America. Regular in very small numbers along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, single individuals have turned up in nearly all states and provinces.

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Appearance

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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized duck.
  • Male with dark reddish head and buffy crown.
  • Gray sides.
  • Black rear end bordered by white.
  • Large white patch in wings.

Immature Description

Similar to adult female.

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Field MarksHelp

  • Breeding male

    Eurasian Wigeon

    Breeding male
    • © Danny Bales, Merritt Island NWR, Florida, December 2012
  • Immature male

    Eurasian Wigeon

    Immature male
  • Females

    Eurasian Wigeon

    Females
    • © Tom Colegrove, Tacoma, Washington, December 2010
  • Eclipse male

    Eurasian Wigeon

    Eclipse male
    • © Jeremiah Trimble, Monhegan Island, Maine, October 2012

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