American Wigeon

Mareca americana

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

AMWI

Code 6

ANAAME

ITIS

HEAD

American Wigeon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Green with sheen.
  • Throat Color: White to buff with fine black barring.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

American Wigeon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 46-58 cm (18-23 in)
  • Weight: 771 g (27.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Brown with fine black barring.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Wigeon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with strong wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-89 cm (30-35 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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