American Wigeon

American Wigeon
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Duck
Common Name : American Wigeon
Scientific Name : Anas americana
Other Name(s) : American Widgeon, Baldplate
Physical Description :

The wing has a green band. The tail is black. The female has a light brown head with a chestnut chest and a white underside. Their wings are brown and black, with a green band. The back is light brown. The male is the same without the green band on the head and the white crown. These birds have broad, flat bills, curved necks, and solid, cylindrical bodies.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 16.5 – 23 Inches (42 – 59 Centimeters)
Weight: 19 – 47 Ounces (540 – 1330 Grams)
Wingspan: 33 Inches (84 Centimeters)

Behavior :

American Wigeons live in lakes, ponds, and wetlands. They dabble to get their food. They are active during the day.

Social Organization :

Migratory Flock;
American Wigeons are seen during their spring and fall migrations.

Approval Level : None; American Wigeons are seen on river and marsh as they pass through on migrations.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

American Wigeons are large and can deliver solid blows with their wings.

Training Level : Specialty - Duck;

A hunter must wait until the duck goes near shore, and if the ambush is missed the American Wigeon can let out an alarm cry that sends prey hiding.

Hunting Tactic : Waterfowl
Food Quality : High; American Wigeons are large and yield enough rich flesh to feed many cats.