Redhead Duck

Aythya americana

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Redhead Duck

I used the Redhead Geese. Redheads breed in the northern prairies of the United States and Canada. They prefer non-forested environments with water areas deep to provide permanent and vegetation for nesting. Of the diving ducks, redheads are the most common breeders in the United States. Redhead ducks mostly eat aquatic plants. They also eat insects, tiny mollusks and fish. They can dive underwater for search of food, but they also dabble, which means they snatch up food while when they are floating on the water surface. When the female redhead duck mates she lays about 7-10 eggs. The male redhead duck does not help the mate tend to the young before the eggs hatch. Instead the male leaves the nest after the eggs are laid. The mother duck stays with the young after the eggs hatch for 2 to 3 months. The redhead duck need a habitat that has water and the water is 28 inches so the ducks can dive in the water. Before the redhead duck mates the female will stand up tall jerk her head up and down and then they hold it erect.