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Photograph of American White Pelicans flying in formation

American White Pelicans Flying in Formation

Large flocks of pelicans flap and soar as they circle higher and higher. At a considerable altitude, they may veer off in one direction as a single-line or V-shaped pattern.

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Photograph of American White Pelicans flying above water surface

American White Pelicans Skimming Water Surface

In Missouri, the American white pelican is a common transient on large lakes, reservoirs, and marshes. Nonbreeding birds may linger during summer. they may rarely occur on open water in winter.

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Photo of an American wigeon pair floating on water surface.

American Wigeon

Anas americana
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.

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Photo of a female American wigeon floating on water.

American Wigeon Female

The female American wigeon has a gray bill and head, a dark eye spot, rusty sides, and a grayish patch on the wing.

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Photo of a male American wigeon swimming on water.

American Wigeon Male

The male American wigeon can be distinguished from the male green-winged teal (which also has a green stripe running from the eye down the back of the neck) by the wigeon's white forehead and crown. Some people call the American wigeon the “baldpate” (baldhead), for the male’s white cap and forehead.

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Photo of a male American wigeon floating on water.

American Wigeon Male

The adult male American wigeon has a white forehead, a gray head, a green band from the eye down the back of the neck, a grayish back, a rusty brown breast and sides, and in flight a large white patch on the forward edge of the wing. The rear end is black, preceded by white.

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Photo of an American wigeon pair floating on water surface.

American Wigeon Pair

A common migrant in Missouri, the American wigeon is a medium-sized dabbling duck most commonly seen in our state in February–April and September–November, and during winter.

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Photo of an American wigeon pair floating on a lake.

American Wigeon Pair

The American wigeon is a popular duck for hunting. Missouri has several wetland areas managed for public waterfowl hunting. Our state and federal hunting regulations, National Wildlife Refuge System, and programs like the federal duck stamp help ensure healthy waterfowl populations.

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Applications open Sept. 1 for waterfowl hunting reservations

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Applications for Grand Pass, Eagle Bluffs and Otter Slough will be handled under Quick Draw again this year.

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Applications open Sept. 1 for waterfowl hunting reservations

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Applications for Grand Pass, Eagle Bluffs and Otter Slough will be handled under a modified Quick Draw system.

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