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Wigeon, male - eclipse plumage
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Wigeon, male - eclipse plumage

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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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