The redhead duck (Aythya americana) is a medium-sized diving duck. The duck is about 37 cm (15 in) long with an 84 cm (33 in) wingspan. The duck is a summer resident of Wisconsin.
|Scientific Name:||Aythya americana|
|Description:||About 15 inches in length with a glossy redhead, white back with zigzag lines, dark slate to black bill, and chestnut-colored breast.|
|Diet:||The redhead duck diet consists of mainly aquatic plants & insects, leaves, seeds.|
|Resident:||A summer resident of Wisconsin|
|Most Often Seen:||Most often spotted on bays, rivers, and ponds in March, June, and then again in late Sept & Oct.|
Images of Redhead Duck
“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”– Jacob Braude