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American Wigeon Anas americana

American Wigeon Anas americana

Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae

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

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.

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.

Park Angrignon, Montreal2022-04-30
Park Angrignon, Montreal2019-06-08
Parc Île-de-la-Visitation2019-05-07
Rapids Park Lachine2019-04-27
Rapids Park Lachine2018-03-31
Rapids Park Lachine2017-09-16
Rapids Park Lachine2016-10-15
Rapids Park Lachine2016-04-17