|The White-Headed Duck found in the Asia zone, Slimbridge|
|Spain, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey and Kazakhstan.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|Winter in Turkey, Tajkistan, Turkistan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.|
430mm to 480mm (17" to 19")
Appearance - Drake
The male has a White head with a Black cap and neck, a Blue bill and Reddish Brown upper-parts. The tail is Black with Chestnut Brown coverts, the breast is Chestnut coloured and under-parts are Grey/Brown. The legs and feet are Grey.
Appearance - Duck
The female has Grey Brown plumage, with a White face and a darker bill, cap and a cheek stripe.
Wetlands and Freshwater Lakes with plenty of vegetation.
Pondweed, Eel Grass, Leaves, Seeds, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Aquatic Insects and Larvae.
April to May.
The nest is built on a floating platform lined with down and concealed by vegetation.
Quantity: 5 to 12.
Average size: 67mm x 51mm.
Colour: Creamy White.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl S - Z|
|Shelduck (Tadorna Tadorna)|
|Smew (Mergellus Albellus)|
|Snow Goose (Anser or Chen Caerulescens)|
|South African Shelduck (Tadorna Cana)|
|Southern Pochard (Netta Erythrophthalma)|
|Southern Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus Gambensis)|
|Swan Goose (Anser Cygnoides)|
|Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus Buccinator)|
|Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula)|
|Wandering Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arcuata)|
|West Indian Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Arborea)|
|White-Cheeked Pintail (Anas Bahamensis)|
|White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Viduata)|
|White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)|
|White-headed Duck (Oxyura Leucocephala)|
|Yellow-Billed Duck (Anas Undulata)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The White-Headed Duck is a small stiff-tailed duck from Spain, North America, Western and Central Asia.
The White-Headed Duck dives underwater for food and is a reluctant flier, prefering to swim for cover if disturbed.
The White-Headed Duck is threatened by by habitat loss, hunting and interbreeding with the Ruddy Duck which has rapidly spread across the UK and Europe.
|Hear the White Headed Duck's Call:-|