EURASIAN WIGEON
(Anas Penelope)
Eurasian Teal               Falcated Duck


Back from the Brink Zone - Slimbridge
The Eurasian Wigeon found Back from the Brink Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Eurasia
Breeding Habitat - Eurasia
Coastal bays of Iceland, British Isles, Northern Europe and Northern Asia.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
They winter in the East Atlantic Islands, Africa, India, South China, Japan and the Philippines.

Conservation Status


Size
420mm to 520mm (17" to 20")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Chestnut head with a Cream forehead and crown, a Silver Grey bill with a Black tip, Pink breast, Grey flanks and back, a Green speculum and a White patch on the upper wings with a White belly. The legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female has mainly Grey Brown plumage with White underparts.

Habitat
Wetlands, Grasslands, Lakes and Marshes.

Diet
Grasses, Aquatic plants, Seaweed, Pondweed, Eelgrass and Algae.

Breeding Time
May to June.

Nest
The Nest is built in a shallow depression on the ground, lined with grass and down near water.

Eggs
Quantity: 7 to 10.
Colour: Cream/Buff.

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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EURASIAN WIGEON
Eurasian Teal               Falcated Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
©Nigel Key Eurasian Wigeon (Slimbridge April 2011)

The Eurasian Wigeon, also known as Widgeon, is a dabbling duck.

The Eurasian Wigeon is a close relative to the American Wigeon.

The Wigeon often gather with coots and divers on the water and are known to feed off vegetation brought to the surface whilst the divers are feeding.
   Hear the Eurasian Wigeon's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
American Wigeon - www.slim-bridge.co.uk