Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Redhead

Aythya americana

Description:

An aptly named diving duck, the Redhead can be easily identified by its bright red head and gray back. Many female Redheads make no nests of their own, but instead lay their eggs in the nests of other ducks.

Habitat:

The Redhead is known to lay eggs in the nests of other Redheads, at least 10 other duck species, and even nests of the American Bittern and Northern Harrier. Many parasiticallly laid eggs fail to hatch.

Notes:

I saw this redhead at the Cheyenne bottoms in great bend, Kansas.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Ajwerko
Spotted by
Ajwerko

Great Bend, Kansas, USA

Spotted on Mar 29, 2015
Submitted on Mar 30, 2015

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team