BIRDS OF ICELAND : Anas penelope, Wigeon

Anas penelope; the Wigeon is a dabbling duck that is just a bit smaller than the mallard. The male has a characteristic red face with a yellow stroke over the top of the head. The female has a very dark patch around the eye, especially pronounced above the eye. This drakes produce a whistling sound unlike any other dabbling ducks. It breeds mainly in the northern regions of Iceland especially at Mývatn. It can be found grazing quite often on land (meadows).

A brief introduction to Iceland birds
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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Other Waterfowl species

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Natural History of Iceland Site  in Dutch

Natural History of Iceland Site  Dutch