Anas penelope | Eurasian wigeon


An occasional winter visitor, the Eurasian wigeon is a noisy dabbling duck. The males’ distinct breeding plumage includes a chestnut head with a cream colored crown, gray flanks and back, black rear, pinkish breast, white belly, and a bright white upper wing patch. Outside of breeding season, the males appear much more similar to the females, with a light gray-brown appearance and whitish belly. Both sexes have a light blue bill with a black tip.

Hotspots for Eurasian wigeon