Duck Like


Aythya americana
Redhead thumbnail
Length: 19 in. (48 cm )
This diving duck winters in large flocks on lakes, bays and coastal estuaries where it eats aquatic vegetation, insects, and other invertebrates. During the summer it nests in marshy areas and open grassland lakes. The nest is hidden in low but thick vegetation in shallow water and made from surrounding plants and lined with feathers. Females often make no nest and become brood parasites by laying their eggs in the nests of other Redheads or sometimes other duck species.

The four-digit banding code is REDH.

Female | Richard Ditch

Marsh / swamp

Open water
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Redhead
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 22, 2018
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APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Redhead. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 22, 2018 from

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Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Redhead". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017.

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Redhead". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Mar 2018.

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see
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