American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
The American Wigeon Duck is a medium-sized duck it is larger than a teal and smaller than a pintail. This American Wigeon bird is a species of dabbling duck. They mostly found in the North America. Today, here in this article, you will see the American Wigeon Duck Facts, eggs and photos.
The female American Wigeon Ducks look like similar to a Gadwall Duck.
American Wigeon Duck Facts
The male American Wigeon duck has a green color feathers around its eyes. They have a white-cream color crown on the head.
The male duck also has a white or bluish gray beak with black tip and white belly. They have a Black under tail coverts and white color patch on upper wing. The American Wigeon male duck has gray legs and feet.
The American Wigeon female duck has a gray and brown plumage on the overall body with white and dark black stripe.
They have a light gray color beak with a black tip. The female duck has a white belly and gray color legs and feet. The female duck has a light reddish brown breast and side.
The small American Wigeon chicks look similar as an adult female duck.
|American Wigeon Facts||Specification|
|Scientific name||Anas americana|
|Other names||Baldpate, American WidgeonCanard d’Amerique (French)
Pato chalcuan, Pato Americano (Spanish)
|Sexual mature||1 years|
|Egg color||Creamy white.|
|Incubation period||25 days|
|Distribution||Canada and Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Dakotas, Minnesota, eastern Washington and Oregon|
|Habitat||Shallow freshwater wetlands, wet grassland, ponds, marshes, and rivers.|
|Food||Aquatic plants, insects, and mollusks|
|Sound||Male: Wheezy whoee–whoe–whoe whistle.Female: Low growl qua-ack.|
|Lifespan||Average 21 years|
American Wigeon Call Video
American Wigeon Duck Photos
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