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Eurasian Wigeon

Mareca penelope


The breeding male has grey flanks and back, with a black rear end, a dark green speculum and a brilliant white patch on upper wings, obvious in flight or at rest. It has a pink breast, white belly, and a chestnut head with a creamy crown.


Spotted at Woodland Park Zoo.


It breeds in the northernmost areas of Europe and Asia. It is the Old World counterpart of North America's American wigeon. It is strongly migratory and winters further south than its breeding range. It migrates to southern Asia and Africa.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.67, Long: -122.35

Spotted on Mar 23, 2019
Submitted on Mar 27, 2019

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