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    Eurasian Wigeon

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    Eurasian Wigeon

    Mareca penelope
    • ORDER: Anseriformes
    • FAMILY: Anatidae
    Basic Description

    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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    Other Names
    • Silbón Europeo (Spanish)
    • Canard siffleur (French)
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