Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 19-2001

Common name:

Eurasian Wigeon

Scientific name: Anas penelope
Date: 10/31/01
Time: 0845
Length of time observed: 5 min on two occasions
Number: 1
Sex:  male
Location: Fish Springs NWR
County: Juab
Elevation: 4,300'
Distance to bird: First sighting: 400 yrds. Second sighting: 80 yrds.
Optical equipment: Kowa TSN-4, 60 power objective
Weather: clear, cool
Light Conditions: bright
Detailed description of bird: Very obvious
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: resting/sleeping
Habitat: Open Impoundment
Similar species and
how were they eliminated:
Russet head with blond stripe on top. With many American widgeon.
Previous experience with this & similar species: None
References consulted: Sibley, Bellrose,
Description from: From memory
Observer: Jim Graham, Assistant Manager
Observer's address: P.O. Box 568 Dugway, UT 84022
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified
this bird:
Date prepared: 10/31/01 (General Public)
Additional material:  

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