No.028 Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope L=48cm Rank : 2
Winter Visitor

Common winter visitor to Asakawa River basin. There were many flocks of the species seen on Asakawa River up until mid-90s, but the number has decreased to almost one-fifth or almost none depending on the places. Male has buff crown and forehead on chestnut head, rather like a Mohican hair-style rockfnfroller. On rare occasions, we see a form with green eye-stripe; it could be a cross bird with an American Widgeon. 


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