Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope

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Adult male

Adult males have a chestnut head with a buffy crown that contrasts with a mostly gray body. Note large white patch in the wing.

Female

Round-headed duck with a short, blue-gray bill with a black tip. Females have a mostly brown to gray-brown body, with a white belly that is visible in flight.

Eclipse male

Short neck and round headed with a fairly short, black-tipped bill. Note chestnut head and large white patch in the wing.

Eclipse male

Mostly brown to reddish-brown, often mottled along flanks. Usually shows white wing stripe, but lacks black tail and undertail coverts.

Female
Adult male

Recommended Citation

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/eurwig