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Eurasian Wigeon

Anas penelope


Similar in appearance to the American Wigeon. Male Eurasion Wigeons in breeding season have cream colored crown and the head is a rusty color. The chest is a pinkish color and the back and flanks are grey with white belly and black rear. The females are a lighter brown more similar to the female American Wigeon.


Open wetlands, shallow lakes and ponds.


spotted these in the same small lake with Mergansers, Mallards, Goldeneyes and Canada Geese.

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Jellis 8 years ago

Brant Goose are coming in. Some spotted in Richmond. And there has been a Black Scoter in Richmond I tried 2 times to find and still haven't spotted it.

Cody.conway 8 years ago

Great find, rare indeed! I just got my second Tundra Swan IN TEXAS yesterday. Have to love rare bird alerts. Congrats on getting yours.

Jellis 8 years ago

Pretty much rare or uncommon. Less rare then the Tufted Duck. Might find a few in a flock of Americans. I get emails from our local Audubon and alert me what birds have been spotted. I kept missing these. Then one guy said this lake had them.

ceherzog 8 years ago

Is the Eurasian Wigeon rare for you? I just saw my first one 2 days ago...very nice!

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Richmond, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 23, 2013
Submitted on Jan 23, 2013

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