The Redhead is a medium-sized diving duck, 37 cm long with an 84 cm wingspan.
Specie identified by Tom Reichner
The adult male has a blue bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, and yellow eyes. The adult female has a brown head and body and a darker bluish bill with a black tip.
The breeding habitat is marshes and prairie potholes in western North America. Loss of nesting habitat has led to sharply declining populations. Females regularly lay eggs in the nests of other Redheads or other ducks,.. more