The Eurasian wigeon, also known as widgeon (Mareca penelope) is one of three species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Mareca. The head and neck of the male are chestnut, with a yellow forehead, pink breast and grey body. The breeding male really stands out in a crowd with his reddish head and buff-coloured crown. He also has a pinkish breast and sports grey patterned back and sides. The Wigeon is unusual in its feeding habits. It grazes on land like a goose and also hangs around feeding flocks of diving ducks, snatching food from them when they surface. The Eurasian wigeon was described by Carl Linnaeus in his landmark 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae under the binomial name Anas penelope.