wigeon

[wij-uhn]
noun, plural wigeons (especially collectively) wigeon.
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wigeon or widgeon (ˈwɪdʒən)
 
n
1.  a Eurasian duck, Anas penelope, of marshes, swamps, etc, the male of which has a reddish-brown head and chest and grey and white back and wings
2.  American wigeon, baldpate a similar bird, Anas americana, of North America, the male of which has a white crown
 
[C16: of uncertain origin]
 
widgeon or widgeon
 
n
 
[C16: of uncertain origin]

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When open water is handy, wigeon often raft up offshore until late afternoon when they move to marshes and ponds to feed.
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