widgeon

[ UK /wˈɪd‍ʒɒn/ ]
NOUN
  1. freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
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  • * Rallus Virginianus, the sorce bird or little brown rail, also called widgeon in Pennsyl. Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Producti
  • They were widgeons (_Anas Americana_); but the most singular thing that was now observed by our voyageurs was the terms upon which these three kinds of birds lived with each other. The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North
  • Here's my Lab Moose with a widgeon drake at our duck blind in California's Suisun Marsh. Best Gun Dog Contest
  • As long as water existed nearby for resting, birds like Canada geese, widgeon, and pintails often thrived in the irrigated countryside.
  • A company of widgeons, when first collecting, may be heard at an immense distance, by the whistling of the cocks and purring noise of the hens.
  • A mallard or widgeon are best for this purpose. The Sun
  • They arrived in Omaha last night from Bancroft, where they had a remarkable three days’ shoot on widgeon and baldpates.
  • The company of widgeon that first took possession will probably not shift their quarters till they next migrate.
  • Where the trail hugs the edge of the slough, watch for waterfowl - pintails, green-winged teals, and widgeons - and listen for the machine-gun rattle of belted kingfishers.
  • When a company of widgeon have once taken to frequent any particular river where plenty of food is to be had, they will continue to do so during the whole of the winter season.
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