American Wigeon

Anas americana - Canard à front blanc

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Anas

  • Species
    :

    americana

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 56 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 76 à 89 cm.
  • Weight
    : 408 à 1330 g
Longevity

19 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

American Wigeon (Anas americana) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Canard à front blanc,
  • Silbón Americano,
  • Piadeira-americano,
  • Kanadapfeifente,
  • álarcos réce,
  • Amerikaanse Smient,
  • Fischione americano,
  • Amerikansk bläsand,
  • Amerikablesand,
  • kačica bielohlavá,
  • hvízdák americký,
  • Amerikansk Pibeand,
  • amerikanhaapana,
  • ànec xiulador nord-americà,
  • Ljóshöfðaönd,
  • świstun amerykański,
  • Amerikas baltvēderis,
  • ameriška žvižgavka,
  • Американская свиязь,
  • アメリカヒドリ,
  • 绿眉鸭,
  • 葡萄胸鴨,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

© 1996-2017 Oiseaux.net