Wigeon

Hi Everyone! Today I am going to do a blog post on the Wigeon. 

The Wigeon is a Medium-sized duck normally found in flocks. It's chestnut head and neck makes it stand out and its's white belly shows when in flight. It is an amber list species with large numbers of wintering birds at a few UK sites. It's latin name is Anas Penelope and they eat aquatic plants,grasses and roots. 

The other day I visited RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve and there was a flock of 100+, they also where with Teal. I really love the colours of the Wigeon and especially their white bellies whilst in flight. 

Key Facts:
  • Lifespan: 3 years
  • Wingspan: 80cm
  • Females are similar to female mallards but with rusty brown plumage and a pointed tail. 
  • Breeds in central and northern Scotland and also in Northern England.

Wigeon

Flock of Wigeon
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