Duck Like

American Wigeon

Anas americana
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Length: 19 in. (48 cm )
Usually in small to large flocks during the winter, this duck feeds from near the surface of salt and fresh water where it eats aquatic vegetation, molluscs, and insects. It also frequently grazes out of the water on grassy areas near water where it eats seeds, grass blades and other plant material. Its nest is hidden in tall grass, often far from the water\s edge of freshwater marshes. It is made of grass and lined with feather down.'

The four-digit banding code is AMWI.

Male | Oliver Niehuis


Marsh / swamp

Mudflat

Open water
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: American Wigeon
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-wigeon

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). American Wigeon. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-wigeon

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "American Wigeon". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-wigeon

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "American Wigeon". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/american-wigeon

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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