American Wigeon



Anas americana

A pair of American Wigeons
Photo courtesy of Jim Kavanagh

These Wigeons are widespread over North America, showing a preference for freshwater marshy habitats.

They hide their nests on high ground in rough grass. The hen sits for 24-25 days on the 7-12 cream-colored eggs. The ducklings are very attractive, being brown on the upper parts with a black line over the top of the head and chestnut sides on their faces.

This is a hardy species in captivity.

An American Wigeon female
Photo courtesy of Tommy Green

An American Wigeon drake
Photo courtesy of Julie Hendricks

American Wigeon drakes
Photos courtesy of Tommy Green



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