Eurasian Wigeon (Male, ITALY)
Eurasian Wigeon (Immature female, ITALY)
Eurasian Wigeon (Female, ITALY)
Scientific Name 
Anas penelope
Arabic Name 
البط الصواي
Kuwaiti name 
85.0 cm
50.0 cm
Least Concern


Uncommon passage migrant and uncommon winter visitor. Usually feeds on mudflats and also in quiet inland waters. Up to 350 were recorded in mid January 1997.
Where in Kuwait 
Often found in mixed flocks with other Anas species in fresh water pools in the Jahra area.
In the world 
A compact dabbling Duck with a short bill that grazes in compact flocks and has some local resident populations in Europe.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.