Dutch wigeon saved from shooting


This video from the Netherlands says about itself:

The Eurasian Wigeon is in the winter the second most numerous duck in the Netherlands. Here in the lake of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. The males of the Eurasian Wigeons can be recognized by their orange red head with a yellow forehead. On the chest is a portion of salmon pink and the back is grey. The rear part is black. Females are mostly brown. The sound of the males is a high characteristic “piiew piiew”. This distinctive call has given the bird the nickname “whistling duck”. The wintering area is among others the Netherlands. In the summer they breed in Scandinavia and Siberia.

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Last winter thousands of wigeon have been saved “saved” in North Holland province. The province had issued permits to dislodge wigeon while shooting many of them. BirdLife and local bird groups had raised objections. The court had ruled already that no wigeon should be shot there. Now, the province has also upheld our objections.

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