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.

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.

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Redhead (Aythya americana) Redhead male
Redhead (Aythya americana) female Redhead female
Redhead (Aythya americana) Redheads on a pond.
Redhead (Aythya americana) Males at Lake Mead (note Carp in water).
Redhead (Aythya americana) male Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redhead (Aythya americana) Redhead (Aythya americana) male
Redhead (Aythya americana) Redhead (Aythya americana), pair
Redhead (Aythya americana) Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redhead (Aythya americana) Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redhead (Aythya americana) Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Redhead and Mallards
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