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American Wigeon Anas americana

American Wigeon Anas americana

Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

Names in different Languages

GermanNordamerikanische Pfeifente
EnglishAmerican Wigeon
FrenchCanard d'Amérique
SpanishSilbón americano


A small duck with round head and small beak, frequently seen in parks around Montreal, especially during spring and autumn.

How to Identify

To identify this bird, i look at shape of the head and head color pattern of the male. American Wigeon has a round head and small beak. The drake's head top is grey, and he has green feathers around the eyes.

Where When to Spot

My sightings of this bird happened in Rapids Park Lachine during spring and autumn. American Wigeon is a migratory bird, spending summer more North and winter more South.



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