redhead drake

The redhead is one of several diving ducks that winter in the Chesapeake Bay. Redheads resemble other diving ducks, especially canvasbacks and scaup.

Redhead drakes are recognized by their reddish-brown head, distinctive bill coloration, black front, silver mid-section, gray wings, and dark rump.


redhead duck hen

Redhead hens are chestnut brown with dark backs. Their three-colored bill is similar to drakes.


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Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl