Tuesday, March 17, 2009

American Wigeon

The American Wigeon breeds in Canada and Alaska, and winters over on both coasts, in the West Indies, and into Central America. Here in the panhandle they make use of wetlands, lakes, ponds, and estuaries - and occasionally grazes in agricultural fields. They eat mostly aquatic plants, but will eat small invertebrates. The American Wigeon nests further north than any other duck with the exception of the northern pintail.

American Wigeon Male.

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