image © Guy Peppiatt Fine Art | Licence: All Rights Reserved
image © Guy Peppiatt Fine Art | Licence: All Rights Reserved

A Male Wigeon

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Signed and inscribed lower centre: Anas Penelope. Wigeon. Male/C.A. pinx.t/1786.

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England

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Genus: Mareca. There are three extant species: the Eurasian wigeon (Mareca penelope), the American wigeon (M. americana) and the Chiloé wigeon (M. sibilatrix). A fourth species, the Amsterdam wigeon (Mareca marecula), became extinct in the 19th century.(Wikipedia)