Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
- ORDER: Anseriformes
- FAMILY: Anatidae
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.More ID Info
- Silbón Europeo (Spanish)
- Canard siffleur (French)
- Cool Facts
- Although the Eurasian Wigeon has not yet been found breeding in North America, it is possible that some do. The Eurasian Wigeons seen each year in North America likely come from eastern Siberia and Iceland.
- The oldest recorded Eurasian Wigeon was a male, and at least 10 years, 7 months old when he was shot in California in 2016, the same state where he had been banded in 2007.