Redhead (Slimbridge May 2012)
The Red Head is a Diving Duck and is similar in appearance to the Common Pochard, however, they can be identified by their Yellow eye rather than the Red eyes of the latter.
(Compare the two Ducks.)
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:-
360mm to 380mm (14" to 15")
Appearance - Male
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 - Female
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.
Wetlands, Lakes, Marshes and Prairies.
Aquatic Plants, Seeds and Molluscs.
Late April to Early June.
The nest is built in a shallow cup of plant material and lined with down concealed in tall vegetation near water.
Quantity: 6 to 9