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Redhead

Aythya americana ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

An aptly named diving duck, the Redhead can be easily identified by its bright red head and gray back. Many female Redheads make no nests of their own, but instead lay their eggs in the nests of other ducks.

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Appearance

Ducks
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Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized duck.
  • Rounded head.
  • Bill blue with black tip.
  • Male with bright red head, gray back, and black chest and rear end.

Immature Description

Similar to adult female.

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