from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of widgeon.
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- n. Any of three freshwater dabbling ducks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A widgeon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See widgeon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
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The wigeon is a beautiful duck that originated in Europe and Asia.
Northern pintail, shoveler, green-winged teal and mallard are most numerous, but a discerning eye will spot many types of ducks such as wigeon, cinnamon teal, gadwall and varieties of divers like canvasback, ring-necked and ruddy ducks.
More wigeon, and a few flocks of teal fly in, descending on to the dark water before clambering out on to the muddy ground.
"One wigeon nearby had its head underwater and was completely clueless the whole time."
Photographer Anthony Gibson was lucky enough to capture an attempt by this lynx to grab an American wigeon in Alaska's Denali National Park.
In the larger channels and pools wigeon are dabbling.
The main birds were oystercatchers, knot and wigeon.
Knot spun away in a grey miniature cloud, wigeon split up into small groups while the redshanks did not seem to know what to do.
As usual the noisiest birds were the drake wigeon with their musical double whistle, which is very penetrating.
From below and almost through the middle of these lapwings blasts a denser flock of wigeon with even greater urgency.
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