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American Wigeon Anas americana   - Adult male
American Wigeon
Photographer : © Joseph Morlan
Location :Hasaki, Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
Date : 10 February 2019
English synonyms:Baldpate
Bird Family :Anatini - Typical Ducks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :We were pleased to find this adult American Wigeon, a relative rarity in Japan. It was associated with a flock of Eurasian Wigeon. American Wigeons are known to hybridize occasionally with Eurasian Wigeons but we saw no evidence of hybridization in this individual. - JM
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic.
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