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Eurasian Wigeon 

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Piadeira by Jose Viana. Alternate name
Anas penelope Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
45-51 cm                Length
Wetlands pools, lakes, marsh, grassland and coastline. Habitat
6-12 eggs incubted by female fot 24 days. Clutch   
Grasses, aquatic vegetation. Food    Diet
Often follows other water birds i.e. Coots          Habits
426 World No

Least Concern


view photos Photo January 8, 2008 by Jose Viana (c) some rights reserved

Wigeon or Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope, previously Mareca penelope)

view photos Photo by Arpit - The Waders (c) some rights reserved Feb 08

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Eurasian Wigeon Male and Female (Anas penelope) by slr2006.

view photos Photo February 4, 2009 by slr2006 all rights reserved


Eurasian Wigeon drake calls
(Anas penelope)
Stuart Fisher XC28030
08-01-2009, United Kingdom

 Eurasian Wigeon Calls
(Anas penelope)
Bram Piot XC30231
19-2-2009, France


Eurasian Wigeon calls
(Anas penelope)
Ruud van Beusekom XC30269
21-02-2009, Netherlands

Eurasian Wigeon calls
(Anas penelope)
Stuart Fisher XC29058
?-11-2005, United Kingdom

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