Species Details

@Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);

Eurasian Wigeon Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mareca penelope
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Wigeon
Habitat : Coast and wetlands
Description : The Eurasian Wigeon is a medium-sized duck with a bluish bill (adult bird length approximately49 cm, weight 670 g, wing 25.5 cm, bill 3.3 cm, tarsus 3.7 cm, tail 10 cm). It feeds mainly on wet grasses and aquatic plants. It also takes aquatic insects, larvae, etc.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Omar Shahadat (Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Albert Lastukhin(www.xeno-canto.org/Albert Lastukhin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.