Sunday, 15 December 2013

Bird #81: American Wigeon

Common Name: American Wigeon
Scientific Name: Anas americana
Description:  18-22 inches; green speculum; bill bluish grey with black tip; underparts whitish; feet grey. Male: White crown and forehead; green eye patch; upperparts brownish with fine black barring; rear flanks show a white patch; undertail coverts black. Female: head brownish grey; chest and sides brownish; upperparts brown and grey.
Habitat: Shallow Wetlands     
Statue: Non- breeding winter visitor or resident