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Redhead Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Redheads are medium-sized diving ducks with a smoothly rounded head and a moderately large bill.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Ring-necked Duck; slightly smaller than a Canvasback.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 16.5-21.3 in (42-54 cm)
      • Weight: 22.2-52.9 oz (630-1500 g)
      • Wingspan: 29.5-31.1 in (75-79 cm)