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Common Name:Wigeon, American
Scientific Name:Anas americana
Area:male - Fivemile Landing -Topock Marsh, Arizona
Date:December 9, 2007

Males are easy to identify with their light colored forehead and crown which probably explains their nickname of "Baldplate". American Wigeions migrate from the "north" of North America to winter all along the West Coast.

female - Santee Lakes - Santee, California ---December 13, 2010

Reference:Western Birds by Peterson