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American Wigeon
(Anas americana)

    
        
American Wigeon
Photo © Don DesJardin
 
American Wigeon Information

Length:  18 - 23"

Habitat:
Breeding habitat:
Freshwater marshes, lakes, slow-moving streams, marshy sloughs, ponds.

Winter habitat
:  Coastal marshes,
sheltered bays, and estuaries; shallow
inland ponds and lakes; wet meadows.

Diet:
 Leaves, stems, and buds of aquatic vegetation such as pondweeds, sedges, wigeon grass, and wild celery; grass shoots, waste grains, insects, snails.
 
 
American Wigeon ID TipsIdentification tips for the American Wigeon
 
        Photo of Female American Wigeon

 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
American Wigeon Breeding Map American Wigeon Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map       Winter Map (CBC)    
 
 
Additional photos and information:

American Wigeon
Photo of this bird, description, distribution, reproduction, ecology, behavior, and vocalization. (From Aquatic Environments)
 
Breeding Male American Wigeon
Breeding Male American Wigeon
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