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American Wigeon (Anas americana)
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American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon male

General Description: American Wigeon (Anas americana) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. Females are brown overall with a gray head. Males have bright colors: the head is gray with an iridescent green eye patch, the top of the head is white, the sides are reddish, the flanks are white, and the tail is black. In both genders, the bill is light blue-gray with a black tip.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae.

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon female
Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and Boulder Beach Marina at Lake Mead NRA. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley or the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

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American Wigeon (Anas americana) If you were a tasty bit of pond weed or a little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon male has a white crown and green on the face
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon male
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American Wigeon male in breeding (left) and eclipse (right) plumage
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon female (left) and male (right)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon male and Mallard male
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon male and Mallard male
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon female
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Wigeon female
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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