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wigeon

, widgeon
1. a Eurasian duck, Anas penelope, of marshes, swamps, etc., the male of which has a reddish-brown head and chest and grey and white back and wings
2. American wigeon a similar bird, Anas americana, of North America, the male of which has a white crown

Widgeon

 

(Anas penelope), a bird of the family Anatidae. The widgeon is about 55 cm long and usually weighs from 650 to 800 g, sometimes as much as 1 kg. It is widely distributed in Europe and Asia, primarily in the forest zone, more rarely in the tundra zone; it also nests along the steppe lakes of Kazakhstan, in the Crimea, and in Transcaucasia. It feeds mainly on the green parts of plants and on rhizomes. The widgeon is considered a game bird.

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