Redhead

(Aythya americana)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB, SNRM - Unranked Breeding and Migrant

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

18 to 22 in length

29 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Large shallow wetlands, ponds, lakes

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

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

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant, fairly common breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)  
 

Family

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)  
  Subfamily Anatinae (dabbling ducks)  
 

Genus

Aythya (scaups, pochards, and allies)  
       
 

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  Redhead
Allen Chartier
 
  Redhead  
     
  Redhead
Ed McVicker
 
  Redhead  
     
  Redhead
JMC Nature Photos
 
  Redhead  

 

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Other Videos
 
  Redhead duck - Aythya americana
Aflightoffeathers
 
   
 
About

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
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Feb 16, 2012

No description available.

   
       
  Redhead duck
Stoil Ivanov
 
   
 
About

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
 
   
 
About

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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