American Wigeon Mareca (prev. Anas) americana

American Wigeon
American Widgeon
The American Widgeon is native to much of North America, with some ducks wintering in Central and even northern South America.
American Wigeon
American Widgeon
The drake in breeding plumage has a metallic green eye patch and white crown; the duck has dark brown upperparts, chestnut midriff and white wing flash; both have a white undercarriage
The drake gradually looses his green metallic eye stripe once the breeding season is over
The female has a less-speckled head and no eye stripe
Closely related to the Eurasian and Chiloe Widgeons and to the Falcated Duck/Teal.