A review of the status and identification of American Wigeon in Britain & Ireland

Stephen C. Votier*, Andrew H. J. Harrop, Matthew Denny

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Abstract

The numbers of American Wigeons Anas americana recorded in Britain and Ireland have increased significantly since the establishment of BBRC in 1958, and records ceased to be considered by the Committee from 1st January 2002. The status and distribution of the species is analysed here, and its identification discussed. Although male American Wigeon in breeding plumage is very distinctive, the identification of other plumages is much more problematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-22
Number of pages21
JournalBritish Birds
Volume96
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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