Chiloe Wigeon (Slimbridge March 2011)
The Chiloe Wigeon, also known as the Southern Wigeon, is a dabbling duck of South America.
Being a very sociable bird the Chiloe Wigeon tends to mate with different types of bird creating hybrids.
The population of the Chiloe Wigeon is stable and they are classed as Least Concern.
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460mm to 560mm (18" to 22")
Appearance - Male
The male has a Green Blue iridescent cap on its head, a Blue Grey bill with a Black tip, Cheeks and forehead are White, Dark Brown eyes and a White auricular patch. The neck and back of the head are Black, the breast is mottled Black and White, the wings are Grey and White. The flanks are Orange Brown,with a Black tail and Dark Grey legs and feet.
Appearance - Female
Similar to the male but slightly duller and smaller.
Freshwater Lakes, Marshes, Shallow Lagoons and slow flowing Rivers.
Aquatic Plants, Grass and occasional Algae.
Late August to December.
The nest is built in Grasses and under Bushes.
Quantity: 8 to 10
Colour: Cream or White.