FAUNA & FLORA PHOTOGRAPHY

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

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 and 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.

Common Names

American Wigeon

Nordamerikanische Pfeifente (de)
Silbón americano (es)
Canard d'Amérique (fr)

Taxonomy

Anseriformes
Anatidae
Anas americana