large group at the lake in Amsterdam

large group at the lake in Amsterdam
Species: Eurasian Wigeon   Mareca penelope
Author: SoNaR
Friday, January 9, 2009
Added to IBC: 9 Feb 2009 - 12:04
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Altitude (m): 
5 meters


Every year a large group arrives here in Amsterdam around Januari / Februari. Normally they stay only 1 or 2 days, because of the cold the stayed for at least 4 weeks. You can clearly hear why it's also referred to as the "whistling" duck. At one point you can hear the sound of a mallard.

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SoNaR, IBC1121165. Accessible at

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SoNaR, IBC1121165. Sound recording of Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope at Sloterplas, Netherlands. Accessible at

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