Eurasian Widgeon
Anas penelope

f14 @ 1/1600s, ISO:2000, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Eurasian Widgeon," Wkipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Eurasian Wigeon, also known as Widgeon or Eurasian Widgeon (Anas penelope, previously Mareca penelope) is one of three species of wigeon in the dabbling duck genus Anas. It is common and widespread within its range. This dabbling duck is 4252 cm (1720 in) long with a 7180 cm (2831 in) wingspan, and a weight of 5001,073 g (1.12.37 lb). The breeding male has grey flanks and back, with a black rear end and a dark green speculum and a brilliant white patch on upper wings, obvious in flight or at rest. It has a pink breast, white belly, and a chestnut head with a creamy crown.
Lake Myvatn, Iceland
 
05/29/2013