Male

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.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    NIKON D500
    150-600mm f/5-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 900

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    NIKON D7100


    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 280