The Redhead is a diving duck specially adapted to foraging underwater. Their legs are placed farther back on the body, which makes walking on land difficult; the webbing on their feet is larger than dabbling ducks; and their bills are broader, to facilitate underwater foraging. The male has a unique call that resembles the "meow" of a cat. Male Redheads have a reddish head and upper neck with a black lower neck, foreback, and breast, and the remaining plumage is gray and brown. His legs and feet are gray, and his bill is light blue-gray with a white band and a wide, black tip. Female Redheads have a reddish-brown head, neck, and breast, a buff white chin and throat, and a faint eye ring and stripe behind the eye. The rest of her plumage is colored by shades of brown. Her bill is duller than the male's, but similar in pattern.

Scientific Name: Aythya americana

Native to: North America

Average Length: 15”

Average Weight: Male 2.4 lbs. Female 2.1 lbs.

Redhead

Photo Credit: Balon Grayjoy

Price per Pair: $80.00

Contact Us

Zimm's Waterfowl

643 Haygood Road

Martin, TN 38237

731-587-2440

Member since 2001

Redhead Ducks.jpg