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Merlin Bird ID

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    Redhead Identification

    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)