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Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) and Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus)

Do note that this photo was taken back on January 31st, 2021

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope) and Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus)
    • zoomaniac
      My guess is that this is a readhead (Aythya americana), although all the colors are a little pale. Maybe because it is a subadult/non-breeding individual?
    • amur leopard
      I think it could also be a Eurasian wigeon, mainly because of the chestnut front.
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    • Maguari
      Yep, looks like Eurasian Wigeon, though it's an awkward angle!
    • zoomaniac
      Well, after reading your posts guys (@amur leopard and @Maguari), I also think that it is closer to an Eurasian wigeon then to a readhead. Does anyone of you know if DAK has one of this species in its stock (or even both)? Would make it a little easier to determite.
    • Maguari
      @zoomaniac I didn't see them there on my only visit in 2013 (though I did see them at Miami), but that's long enough ago to be pretty meaningless now! :D
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    • amur leopard
      Could well be a wild animal - Eurasian wigeons have been introduced to Florida I believe.
    • Austin the Sengi
      Well everyone thank you for all very much for your help. I really do appreciate it and thus I have now since edited the post’s title to make it a little more accurate. Thank you for your understanding

      - Austin the Sengi
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