Eurasian Wigeon

Anas penelope
An Eurasian Wigeon specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

A rare migrant and winter resident from October to April. Seen with flocks of American Widgeon in tidewater areas, ponds, and lakes to April. The reddish head and gray flanks of this species is the reverse of the pattern of the American Widgeon. The female has a dull brown head.

Specimen Information

Date: 5/27/1863
Collected By: C Drexler
Locality:  Alexandria, VA
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 29519