|American Wigeon Mareca
(aka Anas americana)
|Dezadeash Lake, Yukon,
The American Wigeon breeds in from Alaska and Canada south to north-east California and northern Colorado. It winters along the Atlantic and Pacific coast of North America and south through Central America as far as Panama. It also reaches Hawaii while a few birds are seen as far away as Colombia, Venezuela and the British Isles.
|The male has a white forehead
and centre of the crown with a dark green stripe over the eye. In
flight the male has a broad white wing patch while the
female's is narrower as can be seen in photo 4.
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