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Redhead (Aythya americana)
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Redhead (Aythya americana)

General Description: Redheads (Aythya americana) are sexually dimorphic pond ducks. Females are mottled brown and generally indistinct. Males have bright colors: the head is red, the neck and breast are black, and the sides and back are gray. The bill is blue with a black tip. These ducks look similar to Canvasback Ducks, but Redheads have a shorter bill, a darker back and sides, and the head is more round.

Taxonomy: Anseriformes, Anatidae, Anatinae

Favored Habitat: Ponds and marshes.

Redhead (Aythya americana)

Where to Find: Neighborhood ponds, parks (e.g., Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park), the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and Boulder Beach Marina at Lake Mead NRA. To find them in more natural habitat, visit the Pahranagat Valley.

Comments:

Redhead (Aythya americana) If you were a tasty pond weed or a little clam, this might be the last face you ever see!
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redhead male
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Redhead female
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Redhead (Aythya americana)
Male and female Redhead
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Males at Lake Mead (note Carp in water)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redheads on a pond
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Male and female Redhead
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Female Redhead
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Female Redhead
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Female Redhead
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Redhead and Mallards
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Male Redhead and male Canvasback
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Male Redhead and male Canvasback
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Male Redhead and male Canvasback
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Redhead female with white patch on back of head
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redhead female with white patch on back of head
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Redhead female with white patch on back of head
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Courting male and female Redhead
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Courting male and female Redhead

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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