Chiloe Wigeon

(Anas Sibilatrix)

Appearance: - The Chiloe Wigeon has a white forehead and cheeks, a metallic green head and neck, blue-grey beak with black tip, black and white barred breast, orange-brown flanks, dark-grey back with white streaks, black tail and white vent, and the legs and feet are dark grey. Both sexes are similar although the female is a slightly duller colour.

Size: - Typical Adult is 43-53cm (17-21in).

Food: - Mainly aquatic plants, leaves, sedges, also crustaceans and invertebrates. Will also graze on grasses in wet meadows, and pastures.

Habitat: - Wetlands, marshes, freshwater lakes, lagoons, and rivers in South America - Argentina, Chile, and Falkland Islands. Winters further north in Uruguay, Paraguay, and south Brazil.

Breeding Season: - Late August to December.

Eggs: - 6 to 10 (pale buff or white colour).

Notes: - The Chiloe Wigeon is a medium sized South American dabbling duck, named after Chiloe Island off the coast of southern Chile.

Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
Least Concern.

Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Subfamily: Anatinae, Genus: Anas.

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