Eurasian Wigeon

Mareca penelope - Canard siffleur

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Mareca

  • 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

Canard siffleur
♀ adult
Canard siffleur
♀ adult plum. breeding

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

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Canard siffleur,
  • Silbón europeo,
  • piadeira-europeia,
  • Pfeifente,
  • fütyülő réce,
  • Smient,
  • Fischione,
  • bläsand,
  • Brunnakke,
  • kačica hvizdárka,
  • hvízdák eurasijský,
  • Pibeand,
  • haapana,
  • ànec xiulador comú,
  • Rauðhöfðaönd,
  • świstun (zwyczajny),
  • baltvēderis,
  • žvižgavka,
  • Свиязь,
  • Itik bungalan,
  • ヒドリガモ,
  • 赤颈鸭,
  • เป็ดปากสั้น,
  • 赤頸鴨,

Voice song and cries

Canard siffleur
♂ adult plum. breeding

Habitat

Canard siffleur
adult plum. breeding

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

Threats - protection

IUCN conservation status
Extinct
Threatened
Least
concern
Extinc
in the Wild
Near
threatened
Not
evaluated
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC NE

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

QRcode Canard siffleur
published: - Updated: 12-01-2016
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