Eurasian Wigeon

Anas penelope - Canard siffleur

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Anas

  • Species
    :

    penelope

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 51 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 75 à 86 cm.
  • Weight
    : 500 à 900 g
Longevity

18 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Canard siffleur,
  • Silbón Europeo,
  • Piadeira,
  • Pfeifente,
  • Fütyülő réce,
  • Smient,
  • Fischione eurasiatico,
  • Bläsand,
  • Brunnakke,
  • kačica hvizdárka,
  • hvízdák eurasijský,
  • Pibeand,
  • haapana,
  • ànec xiulador comú,
  • Rauðhöfðaönd,
  • świstun (zwyczajny),
  • (baltvēderis), švūkšķis,
  • žvižgavka,
  • Свиязь,
  • Itik bungalan,
  • ヒドリガモ,
  • 赤颈鸭,
  • เป็ดปากสั้น,
  • 赤頸鴨,

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

Illustration

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