Eurasian Wigeon

Scientific Name: Anas penelope
Common Name: Eurasian Wigeon
Other Name: Widgeon

Identifying Features: Males have white patch on upper wings, pink breast, chestnut head with a creamy crown, grey body; Females have brown body, blue-grey bill with black tip.

Fun Facts:

  • It is highly gregarious outside of the breeding season and will form large flocks.
  • They will join with flocks of the American wigeon in the United States, and they also hybridize with them.


This image was clicked by Vivek Raut.

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