The American Wigeon, Anas americana, is a common dabbling duck.
The male American Wigeon (above) has a very characteristic white crown and forehead as well as a green stripe which becomes more evident during breeding time. It also has white underwings and underparts. Both sexes have a blue-gray, black-tipped bill and rusty-brown breast and sides.
The female (left) is much duller than the male which allows it be be more inconspicuous when nesting. Its head is gray, completely lacking the green stripe of the male. The American Wigeon prefers shallow water where it can dabble for grasses and other plant food Sometimes it will graze in fields or on park lawns.
The American Wigeon spends winters in the warmer parts of western and southern North America, migrating to breed across most of the rest of the continent.