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About the Redhead

The Redhead is a medium-sized diving duck. Its breeding habitat is marshes and prairie potholes in western North America and Redhead ducks overwinter in the southern and north-eastern United States, the Great Lakes region, northern Mexico and the Caribbean.

Following the breeding season, males go through a molt which leaves them flightless for almost a month. Redheads feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They mainly eat aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007
Scientific Name Aythya americana
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Aythya
  • A. americana
Birdorable Family Ducks & Geese
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 29 May 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
15 inches
33 inches
Range North America Central America United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • Polák Americký (Czech)
  • Amerikansk Taffeland (Danish)
  • Roodkopeend (Dutch)
  • Amerikanpunasotka (Finnish)
  • Fuligule à tête Rouge / Milouin d'Amérique (French)
  • Rotkopfente (German)
  • Moriglione Testarossa (Italian)
  • アメリカホシハジロ (Amerikahoshihajiro) (Japanese)
  • 흰죽지오리 (Huinjukjiori) (Korean)
  • Kobberhodeand (Norwegian)
  • Glowienka Preriowa (Polish)
  • Американская чернеть (Russian)
  • Porrón Americano (Spanish)
  • Amerikansk Brunand (Swedish)

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