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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