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American Wigeon

Anas americana

Description:

I think its a goose.

Habitat:

Beach-Ocean area.

Notes:

Found on Denman Island, BC, Canada.

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American Wigeon
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8 Comments

Kpom
Kpom 9 years ago

I think it looks really good for an American Wigeon. In the larger view of the photo, you can see the white crown stripe on the front of the head. The strong white belly band contrasting with the dark breast is also consistent with a wigeon.

Hans.New
Hans.New 9 years ago

I´m no expert, too. But all coulorful IDs don´t make sense, for the picture shows a mostly black-white bird.

thekoopabros
thekoopabros 9 years ago

Thanks Hansnew. If anyone has a definitive ID let me know. I'm no bird expert. :P

Hans.New
Hans.New 9 years ago

I don´t think, it´s a mallard, for they are not that white. Should be more gray and brown. The hole bird looks more black-white than colourd like a mallard. Great shot.

bulldogger50
bulldogger50 9 years ago

a mallard duck i belive

thekoopabros
thekoopabros 10 years ago

I think its either a ring necked duck or the mentioned, tufted duck. They both look pretty similar.

thekoopabros
thekoopabros 10 years ago

Thanks for the compliment. :)

Isabela
Isabela 10 years ago

Fantastic shot!

thekoopabros
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thekoopabros

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Feb 17, 2009
Submitted on Feb 13, 2011

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