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Wigeon,Chiloe (Anas sibilatrix )
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Wigeon,Chiloe (Anas sibilatrix )

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Irregularly seen in the UK, as an escapee.

This very vocal bird has a natural range in southern South America and the Falkland Islands. It is mainly found in lakes, marshes and lagoons where they feed on aquatic invertebrates. The sexes are alike. Length 50cms.

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