American Wigeon

Anas americana
American Wigeon specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant and winter visitor from September to May. Found in tidewater areas, ponds, and lakes. The white crown margined with green distinguishes the male from the brown-headed female.

Specimen Information

This information is for the bird on the left.
Date: Before 1858
Collected By: JK Townsend
Locality: Potomac River
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 12768
 
This information is for the bird on the right.
Date: 3/29/1911
Collected By: Dr Carl DeW Brownell, USN
Locality: Las Animas, CO
Sex: Male 
Catalog ID: 221832