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The Eurasian Wigeon


The Eurasian Wigeon
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Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 173] (1940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm, Marumi 58 mm MC-UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-08 6:57
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This picture was taken at Rusalka lakelet in Kasprowicz park, Szczecin city.
The male of Wigeon or Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope). This duck is 42-50 cm (20 inches) long with a 71-80 cm (32 inch) wingspan, and a weight of 1.5-2.0 pounds. The breeding male has grey flanks and back, with a black rear end and a dark green speculum and a brilliant white patch on upper wings, obvious in flight or at rest. It has a pink breast, white belly, and a chestnut head with a creamy crown. It breeds in the northernmost areas of Europe and Asia.
It breeds in the northernmost areas of Europe and Asia. It is the Old World counterpart of North America's American Wigeon. It is strongly migratory and winters further south than its breeding range. It migrates to southern Asia and Africa. In Great Britain and Ireland, the Eurasian Wigeon is common as a winter visitor, but scarce as a breeding bird in Scotland,
PL – świstun, świstun zwyczajny (samiec). Zamieszkuje północną Eurazję. Wędrowny, zimuje w południowej i zachodniej Europie (wokół Morza Śródziemnego) i południowej Azji. Przeloty w marcu–kwietniu i wrześniu–listopadzie. W Polsce gatunek skrajnie nieliczny, gniazduje na północy kraju w liczbie od 5 do 10 par, a pojedyncze pary spotykano także w innych rejonach.


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