Other species also form magaonas, but more rarely and never in so conspicuous a manner as the wigeon.
The same remarks may be said to apply to the Teal, the wigeon, and some few others.
wigeon (Mareca penelope) never breed, though chance birds (and some greylags also) remain every summer—possibly wounded.
Many of the wigeon and other ducks, and all Golden Plovers are now gone.
This applies chiefly to wigeon, but we have frequently observed the same trait in pintail and occasionally in other species.
The wigeon realises his advantage and sticks to the shallow—the raptor ever trying to force him to the deep.
This autumn migration of the wigeon begins late in September, and lasts well on into November.
Thus, one broadside to-day realized 32 wigeon, and another should have done better, but for a "hang-fire."
wigeon arrive from the end of September onwards, the great influx occurring during the first fortnight of November.
In the autumn the lakes in this neighbourhood are the resort of large packs of wigeon, gadwall and pochard.
migratory wild duck, 1510s, perhaps from some variant of French vigeon, which some trace to Latin vipionem (nominative vipio), "a kind of small crane," a Balearic word, perhaps imitative. OED, however, finds all this "very dubious."