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American Wigeon
(Anas americana)

American Wigeon
Photo © Don DesJardin
American Wigeon Information

Length:  18 - 23"

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.

 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
Calls of the American Wigeon
        Photo of Female American Wigeon

Range Maps:
American Wigeon Breeding Map American Wigeon Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map       Winter Map (CBC)    

Additional photos and information:

Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls.




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