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Redhead

Aythya americana
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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: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/redhead

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Redhead. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/redhead

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Redhead". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/redhead

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Redhead". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/redhead

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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