Redhead

(Aythya americana)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

No Image Available

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB, SNRM - Unranked Breeding and Migrant

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common migrant, fairly common breeder

Habitat

Large shallow wetlands, ponds, lakes

Size

18 to 22 in length

29 wingspan


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Migration

Early March to mid-May and early September to early December


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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Allen Chartier
 
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  Redhead
Ed McVicker
 
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  Redhead duck - Aythya americana
Aflightoffeathers
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jan 31, 2010

The Redhead duck is a fairly rare duck that had been hunted to dangerously low numbers. While they are making a comeback, they are still one of the less commonly seen ducks. They are very similar in appearance to their close and much more abundant relative the Canvasback duck.

Redhead ducks are normally found in the western regions of Canada and the US, however they tend to winter more on the east coast with the great lakes region being the furthest north in their winter range.

 
     
  Vocalizing Red Head Duck
Kirrelan
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2012

No description available.

 
     
  Redhead duck
Stoil Ivanov
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 1, 2012

Redhead ( Aythya americana ) Filmed at lake Michigan .

 
     
  Redhead Duck
militaryairshows
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 16, 2013

Redhead Duck at Slimbridge

 
     
  Red head swim
Tracy Blake
 
   
 
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Published on Dec 3, 2012

Another reference video sample. This is a Red Head Duck pair. Preening and Swimming.

Part of the DVD on Duck Reference for the Duck Artist....

 
     

 

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