Redhead (Aythya americana)

The Redhead bird, also known as the Aythya americana, is a medium-sized diving duck that is native to North America. It is a beautiful bird that is easily recognizable thanks to its bright red head, which contrasts sharply with its grey body.

The Redhead bird is a social and vocal species that can often be found in flocks during the winter months. They have a distinctive call that sounds like a hoarse, hollow whine, and they communicate with each other using a variety of vocalizations.

These diving ducks are known for their excellent swimming and diving skills, which they use to catch their prey. Redhead birds mainly feed on aquatic vegetation, insects, and small fish. They are also known to dive deep into the water to retrieve their food, which makes them an integral part of the aquatic ecosystem.

The Redhead bird's breeding season starts in early spring, and they are known for their monogamous behavior. During mating season, the male Redhead bird displays its beautiful red head plumage to attract females. The female lays a clutch of 8 to 10 eggs in a nest, which is usually built in dense vegetation near the water's edge.

Like most waterfowl, Redhead birds are facing a range of threats, including loss of habitat, hunting, and climate change. Efforts are being made to conserve these birds through the conservation of wetlands, the management of hunting practices, and the implementation of habitat restoration programs.

In conclusion, the Redhead bird is a strikingly beautiful species that plays an essential role in its environment. Its vibrant red head and excellent diving and swimming skills make it a fascinating and unique bird to observe. It is up to us to ensure that this species remains a part of our natural heritage and that its habitat is protected for future generations to enjoy.

Other names

Aythya americana




morell americà



crvenoglava patka

polák americký

Amerikansk Taffeland

Amerikaanse Tafeleend


Fuligule à tête rouge


Moriglione americano


amerikinė rudagalvė antis


głowienka preriowa


Американский красноголовый нырок

Crvenoglava patka

chochlačka žltooká

Porrón americano

amerikansk brunand

Amerika Elmabaşı

попелюх американський


amerikai barátréce



rumenooka sivka