Monday, February 20

Eurasian Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeons are regular rare migrants to the eastern United States and the males are readily identifiable in spring not only by plumage but also by voice. I first located this bird at Prime Hook NWR, Delaware, by its distinctive emphatic single-syllable call (with Northern Shoveler, Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Feb, DE).

Here the Eurasian Wigeon can be heard above the din of the many calling American Wigeon, which have lower multisyllabic calls, at 7s.

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