chiloe wigeon

Chiloe Wigeon

Anas sibilatrix

CLASS Aves | ORDER Anseriformes | FAMILY Anatidae

RANGE Southern South America; Falkland Islands

HABITAT Freshwater lakes, marshes, lagoons and slow flowing rivers

DIET Grasses, aquatic plants and vegetation

2 lbs

17 - 19 in

25 - 26 days

5 - 11 eggs

IUCN Status
Least Concern
chiloe wigeon

This duck is named for Chiloe Island off the coast of southern Chile. Chiloe wigeons are dabbling ducks. The short bill of the wigeon makes it easier to graze on grasses.

Males often take part in raising young, but do not help incubate the eggs.

chiloe wigeon

This species is not threatened but hunting pressure and loss of habitat have affected their numbers.