This foreign visitor is regularly found in Oregon among wintering flocks of American wigeon.
Features: Drakes are easily distinguished from American wigeon drakes by a reddish brown head, gray flank, and lack of green eye stripe. Hens are similar to American wigeon hens and difficult to distinguish.
The call of the male is a shrill whistling, whe'e you; the female's voice a low purr or croak.
It is a rare to uncommon visitant east of the Cascades.