Baldpate bird picturesBALDPATE - AMERICAN WIDGEON
137. Mareca Americana. 19 inches.
These are common and well-known birds throughout North America, where they are called by a great variety of names, most of which refer to the bald appearance of the top of the head, owing to the white feathers.
They can usually be identified at a distance by the absence of any dark markings, and when in flight by the whiteness of the underparts.
Nest. - Made of grass and weeds neatly lined with feathers, on the ground or in marshes. 6 to 12 cream colored eggs are laid (2.15 x 1.20).