Range. - Northern Hemisphere, breeding in America, only in the Aleutian Islands; rare or accidental in other parts of the country.
The European Widgeon is similar in build and plumage to the following species, except that the whole head, with the exception of the white crown, is chestnut. They build their nests in the rushes, making them of reeds and grass and lining them with feathers. They lay from six to ten light buff colored eggs. Size 2.20x1.50,