|The Hardhead can be found in the Australia zone, Slimbridge|
|Breeding Habitat - Australia|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|They migrate to New Guinea, New Zealand, and the Islands in the Pacific.|
450mm to 600mm (18" to 23")
Appearance - Drake
The male has Deep Brown plumage, White underparts and tail, the underwings are White with a Brown edging. The bill is Black with a Blue Grey stripe towards the tip and the eye is White. The legs and feet are Grey.
Appearance - Duck
The female is similar but duller and has Brown eyes.
Lakes, Swamps, Rivers, Streams, Grasslands and Pools.
Aquatic Plants and Insects, Weeds, Seeds, Molluscs and Invertebrates.
August to November.
The nest is built from reeds, sticks and vegetation and trampled to create a platform. The finished nest is then lined with down.
Quantity: 9 to 12.
Colour: Creamy White.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl G - L|
|Gadwall (Anas Strepera)|
|Garganey (Anas Querquedula)|
|Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)|
|Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)|
|Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)|
|Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)|
|Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)|
|Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)|
|Hardhead (Aythya Australis)|
|Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)|
|Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)|
|James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)|
|Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)|
|Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)|
|Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)|
|Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Hardhead, also known as the White Eyed Duck, is a diving duck and the only one found in Australia.
The Hardhead can dive deep searching for food and can often stay submerged for a minute at a time.
The Hardhead is widespread across Australia and is classed as Least Concern.