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Wigeon, male - eclipse plumage
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK
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Photo taken Martinmere August 2004
This is a male European wigeon in eclipse plumage. During this time he loses his breeding plumage and grows new feathers. This takes about 3 weeks and during this time the duck is flightless.
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