Widgeon, the Red-headed, ox Anas ferina, L. a bird of passage, frequenting fenny places in the winter season : its breast is black ; the back and coverts of the wings are of a pale grey, intermixed with narrow black lines; and the legs are of a lead colour.

Widgeons subsist on small fish of every kind ; their flight is rapid; and they frequently associate with wild Ducks, Teal, and other aquatic birds. Considerable numbers of the former fowl are exposed for sale in the markets of the metropo lis, under the name of Dun Birds, and are greatly esteemed at the tables of the luxurious.