Adult males have a chestnut head with a buffy crown that contrasts with a mostly gray body. Note large white patch in the wing.
Round-headed duck with a short, blue-gray bill with a black tip. Females have a mostly brown to gray-brown body, with a white belly that is visible in flight.
Short neck and round headed with a fairly short, black-tipped bill. Note chestnut head and large white patch in the wing.
Mostly brown to reddish-brown, often mottled along flanks. Usually shows white wing stripe, but lacks black tail and undertail coverts.
- Medium-sized duck.
- Male with dark reddish head and buffy crown.
- Gray sides.
- Black rear end bordered by white.
- Large white patch in wings.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult female.
Relative Sizebetween crow and goose
- Both Sexes
- Length: 16.5-20.5 in (42-52 cm)
- Weight: 17.6-33.5 oz (500-950 g)
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