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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

  • American Wigeon (en)
  • Silbón americano (es)
  • Canard d'Amérique (fr)
  • Nordamerikanische Pfeifente (de)

Taxonomy

  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Anas americana

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.

Observation Logs

On every park visit, we maintain a log of species spotted and identified. If you maintain a similar list, please consider sharing it with Muuuh Wildlife Photography: Share Logs.

LocationSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Park Angrignon, Montreal 2 0 0 0
Rapids Park Lachine 3 1 1 0

Times a species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting this park. A species is reported only once / park visit. Only parks listed which we visit frequently all year long. Consult the page animal tracking about how we log observations in field.

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.

Photos

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2017-09-16

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 900;

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

Rapids Park Lachine - 2016-10-15

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

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

American Wigeon (Anas americana)

Male

Rapids Park Lachine - 2016-04-17

NIKON D7100; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.3; Iso 280;

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