November 08, 2016

American wigeon, juvenille

Another from the marsh edge.


This may be an injured bird as it remained as we slowly approached.
Although we backed away to try to avoid stressing the bird it did fly away.

Anas americana

The American Wigeon's short bill enables it to exert more force at the bill tip than other dabbling ducks, thus permitting efficient dislodging and plucking of vegetation.

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