Aythya americana


Common Names: Redhead
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Ducks, Geese, & Swans

A medium-sized diving duck. 37 cm long with an 84 cm wingspan. The adult male has a blue bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, and yellow eyes. The adult female has a brown head and body and a darker bluish bill with a black tip.

The breeding habitat is marshes.

Edible Notes: Duck meat is edible. Farm-raised domestic duck is commonly available in supermarkets in Connecticut and is a good alternative. Duck meat (domestic) is a common dish in Asian restaurants, especially Thai cuisine.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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