Chiloe Wigeons

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Southern Wigeons

Anas sibilatrix

Chiloe Wigeons

These are the only southern Wigeon, being native to the southern half of South America and the Falkland Islands. They are social birds, often found in mid-sized flocks of several hundred.

The average clutch consists of 5-8 eggs and the female sits for 26 days. Unlike most species in the genus Anas, the male helps tend the brood after hatching.


A pair of Chiloe Wigeons
Photo courtesy of Danny Bulach


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