from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Either of two freshwater dabbling ducks, Anas americana of the Americas or A. penelope primarily of Eurasia and Africa, having a grayish or brownish back and a white belly and wing coverts.
from The Century Dictionary.
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- noun (Zoöl.), rare A widgeon.
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- noun Any of three freshwater
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- noun freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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.
As usual the noisiest birds were the drake wigeon with their musical double whistle, which is very penetrating.
Photographer Anthony Gibson was lucky enough to capture an attempt by this lynx to grab an American wigeon in Alaska's Denali National Park.
From below and almost through the middle of these lapwings blasts a denser flock of wigeon with even greater urgency.
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.
"One wigeon nearby had its head underwater and was completely clueless the whole time."
In the larger channels and pools wigeon are dabbling.
More wigeon, and a few flocks of teal fly in, descending on to the dark water before clambering out on to the muddy ground.
The main birds were oystercatchers, knot and wigeon.