Eurasian Vigeon or Widgeon / Silbón europeo
Maximum size: 51 cm
They can be seen in dams, lagoons, ponds, pools and marshes, and sporadically
near the coast, where they can be seen in couples. The male is prettier,
with silvery-coloured plumage. Both, male and females, have light-grey
They can sometimes be seen in solitary in marshes and wetlands which
they use as refuge in their migrations.
They feed mainly on vegetal. They hibernate in the Iberian Peninsula.
They are abundant in Doñana between August and April, anywhere
with plenty of water, such as ponds, pools, marshes or lagoons.