Documentation of Eurasian Wigeon

Observer Information

Reporter:  Norm Lewis  852 S. DeFrame Way,   LAKEWOOD, CO  80228-3034
Other Observers:  Ted Cooper

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Eurasian Wigeon
First Date/Time:  1/3/2013 8:30:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  1/3/2013 8:45:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  Fifteen minutes
County:  Fremont and Fremont
Specific Location:  Centennial Park
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding


City park grassy field

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Leica binoculars
Distance:  Seventy-five feet
Light:  Excellent morning light

Description of the Bird

Medium sized duck, pinkish breast, brick red head with buffy forehead/crown.  

Similar Species Discussion

Easy identification.  American Wigeon has white crown and green eye patch.  There are no other species with which this bird could be confused.

Resources Used

Personal experience, Sibley, National Geographic.

Previous Experience

I have seen Eurasian Wigeon a number of times in Colorado.


Notes made DURING observation

Materials Available

Photographer: Norm Lewis

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Date Documentation Submitted

8/22/2014 9:23:00 AM
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