REDHEAD
(Aythya Americana)
Red-Crested Pochard          Red Shoveler


Geese of the World - Slimbridge
The Redhead can be found in the North America Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
North America
Breeding Habitat - North America
South from Central British Columbia to North New Mexico and East to Wisconsin.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winter in Southern and North-eastern United States, Northern Mexico and the Caribbean.

Conservation Status


Size
360mm to 380mm (14" to 15")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a pale Blue bill with a Black tip, a Red head and neck, Yellow eyes, a Black breast, light Grey vermiculated body with darker upper-parts. The rump and tail are Grey/Black and the legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female has Brown head and body, Brown eyes, dull Grey/Blue bill, Buff chin and throat and Whitish under-parts. The legs and feet are Grey.

Habitat
Wetlands, Lakes, Marshes and Prairies.

Diet
Aquatic Plants, Seeds and Molluscs.

Breeding Time
Late April to Early June.

Nest
The nest is built in a shallow cup of plant material and lined with down concealed in tall vegetation near water.

Eggs
Quantity: 6 to 9.
Colour: Greenish/Grey.

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Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
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REDHEAD
Red-Crested Pochard          Red Shoveler
Redhead
©Nigel Key Redhead (Slimbridge May 2012)

The Red Head is a diving duck and is similar in appearance to the Canvasback and Common Pochard, however, they can be identified by their Yellow eye rather than the Red eyes of the latter.

The female Red Heads either lay eggs in their own nest and/or lays them in another femaleís nest or they donít lay eggs at all during the season.
   Hear the Redhead's Call:-


Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Redhead (Slimbridge November 2013) Redhead (Slimbridge November 2013) Redhead (Slimbridge May 2014)
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Redhead (Slimbridge May 2013) Redhead (Slimbridge July 2013) Redhead (Slimbridge September 2013)
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Redhead (Slimbridge April 2013) Redhead (Slimbridge April 2013) Redhead (Slimbridge May 2013)
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Redhead (Slimbridge May 2012) Redhead (Slimbridge May 2012) Redhead (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Redhead (Slimbridge March 2012) Redhead (Slimbridge March 2012) Redhead (Slimbridge May 2012)
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Redhead (Slimbridge June 2011) Redhead (Slimbridge May 20) Redhead (Slimbridge May 20)
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Redhead (Slimbridge April 2011) Redhead (Slimbridge April 2011) Redhead (Slimbridge April 2011)
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Redhead (Slimbridge March 2011) Redhead (Slimbridge March 2011) Redhead (Slimbridge April 2011)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Canvasback - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Common Pochard - www.slim-bridge.co.uk