The American wigeon (Anas americana), also American widgeon or baldpate, is a species of dabbling duck found in North American freshwater marshes, lakes, rivers, ponds, saltwater bays and estuaries. The American wigeon breeds from western Canada into the American Northwest. It winters mainly along the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts and can be found throughout the United States during migration. The male has a brown back and chest, a black rear and tail tip and a white belly. He has a white crown and forehead and a iridescent green patch the runs over his eyes to the back of his neck. The female is mottled brown with a brownish-grey head and the legs and feet are blue-grey to dark grey.
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