A common migrant in Missouri, the American wigeon is a dabbling duck whose males have a white forehead and crown, a green band behind the eye and down the back of the neck, and a large white patch on the wing.
Blue-winged teal are dabblers, often seen in shallows sifting water and mud for goodies, rarely diving but able to take flight by jumping directly from the water into the air. Males have a distinctive white crescent on their dark gray heads.
The Eurasian collared-dove has a black crescent “collar” on the upper back (not a complete "ring"). The song is a three-parted “coo-coo-cook” or “coo-COO-coo,” often repeated incessantly; the call is a raspy, nasal, descending “heeeewww.”
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