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Redhead (male)
Aythya americana


Size: 19 inches
Overall Color: rufous, black, gray or brownish
Occurrence: ponds, bays, lakes
Diet: aquatic vegetation
Nest: dish near ponds and lakes
Field Identification: ducks with bright rufous heads in breeding season, black necks and gray backs, blue bill
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: anseriformes
Family: 01 Anatidae (geese,ducks,swans)
Genus: Aythya
Species: americana

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