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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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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