Eurasian Wigeon
(Anas Penelope)

Appearance - The male Eurasian Wigeon has a chestnut coloured head with creamy-yellow forehead and crown, silver-grey beak with black tip, a pink breast, mainly grey body with white flash along the flanks, white underparts, black rear-end, dark-green speculum, white patch on upper wings, and legs and feet are grey. The female is mostly grey-brown and has whitish underparts.

Notes - The Eurasian Wigeon is a dabbling duck which is widespread with a large population. This duck has unusual feeding habits, it will graze on land like a goose and because it is not good at diving it will steal food from diving ducks as they surface.

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