wigeon

[ UK /wˈɪd‍ʒən/ ]
NOUN
  1. freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
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How To Use wigeon In A Sentence

  • The estate is home to a variety of bird life, from breeding common terns, nightingales and tufted ducks to vast numbers of wintering birds, such as wigeon, smew and goosander.
  • My first sighting was of large numbers of pink-footed geese and wigeon along with some ringed plover and shelduck.
  • Females during the breeding season and the young eat many aquatic invertebrates, but aside from that, wigeons are plant-eaters.
  • Wigeon whistle cheerfully to each other, and the bright white breasts of shoveler ducks shine even in this weak light as they constantly sift the sediment with their wide beaks. Country diary: West Sussex
  • One wigeon nearby had its head underwater and was completely clueless the whole time. Lynx Stalks an American Wigeon
  • Wigeon and a few goldeneye appear in winter. A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage
  • Wigeon, scaup, ringnecks and a considerable number of mallards make use of the parkland habitat, Sharp said.
  • The new ducks of the day were Bufflehead and American Wigeon, both drakes.
  • In the larger channels and pools wigeon are dabbling. Country diary: Holme Dunes, Norfolk
  • The most numerous species are wigeon Anas penelope (39,000: 112,000 in the1970s), common pochard Aythya ferina (120,000 in 1971) and coot Fulica atra (36,000: 188,000 in 1973). Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia
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