Redhead Duck Juvenile Pair		Redhead Duck Juvenile Pair		Redhead Duck Juvenile Pair

Redhead Duck Juvenile Pair

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Redhead Duck Juvenile Pair

IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Wild ducks are shipped on Wednesdays, USPS Priority Mail Express, and will typically arrive in 1-2 days at your local post office. Wild ducks are not available for pickup. Redhead Duck wings are pinioned only. Shipping cost is $50.00 per pair.

Redhead Ducks, Aaythya americana, are a wild, diving-type duck species that originated in the eastern United States, although they can be found in smaller numbers throughout the US. Male ducks of this species are interesting in that they have a different color of feathering during the breeding season. Redhead ducks can do well in a mixed flock of similar-sized ducks. Redheads are commonly mistaken for Canvasback ducks but are smaller than Canvasbacks.

Redhead ducks prefer to nest near shallow water in dense vegetation, building their nests using bullrushes and grasses, sometimes even building them directly over the water. Nest boxes for captive birds should be deep. Provide the females with plenty of fresh straw or dried grasses with which to build her nest. The average clutch size is 9-14 dull white to pale olive colored eggs, although it is difficult to determine exact clutch size. The Redhead female is notorious for “parasitizing” other species’ nests; she will lay her eggs in other ducks’ nests and let them do the rearing. 

The Redhead duck diet consists primarily of all parts of aquatic plants. Occasionally they will also eat small mollusks but will rarely eat fish. 

Male Redhead ducks have an average body weight of 2.4 pounds with an overall length of 20 inches. Females are slightly smaller at 2.1 pounds and 19 inches. Males have the characteristic copper-red head and upper neck feathering, a gray body with darker breast and tail feathers during the breeding season. Bill color is gray with a black tip. Females are medium brown coloring year-round. Redhead ducks in the wild live to an average of 15-20 years. Wingspan is approximately 30 inches.
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