CHILOE WIGEON
(Anas Sibilatrix)
Chilean Flamingo         Cinnamon Teal


South American Zone - Slimbridge
The Chiloe Wigeon found in the South American Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South America
Breeding Habitat - South America
Argentina, Chile and Falkland Islands.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winters in Uruguay, Paraquay and South Brazil.

Conservation Status


Size
460mm to 560mm (18" to 22")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Green Blue iridescent cap on its head, a Blue Grey bill with a Black tip, Cheeks and forehead are White, Dark Brown eyes and a White auricular patch. The neck and back of the head are Black, the breast is mottled Black and White, the wings are Grey and White. The flanks are Orange Brown,with a Black tail and Dark Grey legs and feet.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male but slightly duller and smaller.

Habitat
Freshwater Lakes, Marshes, Shallow Lagoons and slow flowing Rivers.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Grass and occasional Algae.

Breeding Time
Late August to December.

Nest
The nest is built in Grasses and under Bushes.

Eggs
Quantity: 8 to 10.
Colour: Cream or White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F
Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)
Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)
Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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CHILOE WIGEON
Chilean Flamingo          Cinnamon Teal
Chiloe Wigeon
©Nigel Key Chiloe Wigeon (Slimbridge October 2011)

The Chiloe Wigeon, also known as the Southern Wigeon, is a dabbling duck of South America.

Being a very sociable bird the Chiloe Wigeon tends to mate with different types of bird creating hybrids.

The population of the Chiloe Wigeon is stable and they are classed as Least Concern.
   Hear the Chiloe Wigeon's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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