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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

American Wigeon

I took these photos of a male and a female American Wigeon today at what is called "duck pond" at Centennial Park in Canon City. American Wigeon have become beggars for handouts in city parks just like abandoned domestic ducks, domestic/wild duck hybrids and Mallards.

Male American Wigeon are very distinctively marked with brilliant while females are less so. The green head stripes on the males is rather stunning when the sunshine hits them. They are a common species throughout southeast Colorado especially along the Arkansas River corridor.


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