Redhead Duck

Redhead Duck
Photo credit: Jimmy Jackson
-Aythya Americana-

Length: 19-inches
Wingspan: 33-inches
Weight: 2-2.5-pounds

The name is derived from the male’s striking head plumage. In flight, shows gray stripe on trailing edge of wings.  Tri-colored bill.  Present in Texas October through March.  Notorious for parasitic nesting habit, laying their eggs in other bird’s nests, especially canvasbacks.  Half the world’s populations spends the winter months on the middle- to lower Texas coast.