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American Wigeon  - Anas americana

American Wigeon - Anas americana

A small duck with round head and small beak, frequently seen in parks around Montreal, especially during spring and autumn.

Common Names

How to Identify

To identify this bird, i look at shape of the head and head color pattern of the male. American Wigeon has a round head and small beak. The drake's head top is grey, and he has green feathers around the eyes.

Where & When to Spot

My sightings of this bird happened in Rapids Park Lachine during spring and autumn. American Wigeon is a migratory bird, spending summer more North and winter more South.

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

Rapids Park Lachine - September 16, 2017

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 900;
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American Wigeon (Anas americana)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

Rapids Park Lachine - October 15, 2016

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 800;
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American Wigeon (Anas americana)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

Male

Rapids Park Lachine - April 17, 2016

NIKON D7100; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 280;
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