American Wigeon - Anas americana
A small duck with round head and small beak, frequently seen in parks around Montreal, especially during spring and autumn.
- American Wigeon (en)
- Silbón americano (es)
- Canard d'Amérique (fr)
- Nordamerikanische Pfeifente (de)
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.