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also wid·geon  (wĭj′ən)
n. pl. wigeon also widgeon or wi·geons also wid·geons
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.

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(ˈwɪdʒən) or


1. (Animals) a Eurasian duck, Anas penelope, of marshes, swamps, etc, the male of which has a reddish-brown head and chest and grey and white back and wings
2. (Animals) American wigeon baldpate a similar bird, Anas americana, of North America, the male of which has a white crown
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(ˈwɪdʒ ən)

n., pl. -eons, (esp. collectively) -eon.
either of two dabbling ducks, Anas americana, of North America, and A. penelope, of Eurasia, having white patches on the forewings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wigeon - freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and tealswigeon - freshwater duck of Eurasia and northern Africa related to mallards and teals
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
Anas, genus Anas - type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
American widgeon, Anas americana, baldpate - a widgeon the male of which has a white crown


Related words
collective nouns bunch, company, knob, flight


[ˈwɪdʒən] Nánade m silbón


[ˈwɪdʒən] n (Zool) → fischione m
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Other sea duck species, such as the Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) and Eurasian Wigeon (Anns penelope), were only seen in some years in groups of 50-70 individuals (Table 1).
The reservoir is one of the best birdspotting sites in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is home to wildfowl such as Eurasian wigeon, teal, greylag geese and Canada geese.
Falmouth has had both American and Eurasian wigeon this winter, as well as canvasbacks, redheads, greater scaup, harlequins, and Barrow's goldeneyes.
Variation in T1 content was observed between sampling locations with the highest mean T1 content in the Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope) collected in Ibaraki Prefecture.
At Frodsham Marsh sharp eyes picked out a fine drake American wigeon amongst a large flock of Eurasian wigeon, a drake green winged teal was also found here by observers who had come for the 'yank' wigeon!
The Eurasian wigeon was recorded in January 2018 during the Asian Waterbird Census in Naujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro; and the garganey, recorded in January 2018 also during the Asian Waterbird Census in Naujan Lake.
After potential double-counts were excluded as much as possible, [approximately equal to]13,600 wild birds of 71 species were reported dead (Table); 49% of all carcasses were identified by species, most of which were tufted duck (Aythya fuligula [39%]) and Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope [37%]).