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    Eurasian or American Wigeon, at Mai Po (Hong Kong)?

    Hmmm, just thought of a ringers guide to check - 'Identification Guide to Birds in The Hand'. It covers Eurasian Wigeon, but American Wigeon only in passing. For Eurasian Wigeon female it states 'GC typically grey with black and white at the tip (strong variations...' and references a figure...
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    Eurasian or American Wigeon, at Mai Po (Hong Kong)?

    Hi Steve, I have found it really hard to find good images of Eurasian Wigeon female upperwing. The image below is labelled as Eurasian Wigeon, and shows a white inner secondary and some colour in the speculum, so the ID and age are both presumably correct. On this bird there are distinct...
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    Eurasian or American Wigeon, at Mai Po (Hong Kong)?

    Steve, Interesting possible ID feature. Checking some of my references, both the Helm 'Bird Identification' guide and 'Advanced Bird ID Handbook' mention that the coverts of American Wigeon tend to be paler than Eurasian Wigeon. The later reference also mentions that this is because the...
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    Eurasian or American Wigeon, at Mai Po (Hong Kong)?

    Hi Mike, Hopefully you remember me - I used to be in Hong Kong in the early 90's and we used to go birding together sometimes. Great to see you are still birding the area. It is a long time ago since I have seen American Wigeon, but it doesn't look right to me - that said in 'The Helm Guide...
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