Chiloe Wigeon

Anas sibilatrix

The Chiloe wigeon is a highly social duck that communicates by lifting its chin and whistling. It feeds mainly on land using its short bill to graze, yet will also dabble in the water for aquatic plants and invertebrates. Nesting in tall grasses, both parents help raise young.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 17 to 21 in
weightWeight: 1.5 to 2 lbs
habitatHabitat: Lakes, marshes, and rivers
dietDiet: Grass, aquatic plants, and invertebrates