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Encyclopedia > Redhead (duck)
Redhead

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Subfamily: Anatinae
Genus: Aythya
Species: A. americana
Binomial name
Aythya americana
(Eyton, 1838)

The Redhead (Aythya americana) is a medium-sized diving duck. Download high resolution version (1470x1221, 1032 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria Acoelomorpha Orthonectida Rhombozoa Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia    Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... Families  Anhimidae  Anseranatidae  Anatidae The order Anseriformes contains about 150 species of bird in three families: the Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie Goose), and the Anatidae, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Thalassorninae Anserinae Stictonettinae Plectropterinae Tadorninae Anatinae Merginae Oxyurinae Anatidae is the biological family that includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swan. ... The Anatinae is one of the subfamilies of the family Anatidae, which includes the swans, geese and ducks. ... Species See text Aythya is a genus of diving ducks Species Canvasback Aythya valisineria Pochard Aythya ferina Redhead Aythya americana Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Hardhead Aythya australis Baers Pochard Aythya baeri Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca Madagascar Pochard Aythya innotata New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... Thomas Campbell Eyton (September 10, 1809 - October 25, 1880) was an English naturalist. ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Genera Marmaronetta Netta (including Rhodonessa) Aythya † See also dabbling duck The 16 species of diving duck, also known as pochards, make up a sub-group of the biological subfamily Anatinae, which itself is part of the diverse and very large duck, goose and swan family, Anatidae. ...


The adult male has a blue bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, yellow eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a darker bluish bill with a black tip.


Their breeding habitat is marshes and prairie potholes in western North America. Loss of nesting habitat has led to sharply declining populations. Females regularly lay eggs in the nests of other Redheads or other ducks, especially Canvasbacks. Redheads usually take new mates each year, starting to pair in late winter. This article is about marsh, a type of wetland. ... A prairie is an area of land of low topographic relief that principally supports grasses and herbs, with few trees, and is generally of a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... Binomial name Aythya valisineria (Wilson, 1814) The Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) is a larger_sized diving duck. ...


Following the breeding season, males go through a molt which leaves them flightless for almost a month. Before this happens, they leave their mates and move to large bodies of water, usually flying further north. In birds, moulting or molting is the routine shedding of old feathers. ...


They overwinter in the southern and north-eastern United States, the Great Lakes region, northern Mexico and the Caribbean. The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


This strong migrant is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. Long-distance land bird migration Many species of land birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic northern hemisphere and winter in warmer regions, often in the tropics or the southern hemisphere. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...


These birds feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They mainly eat aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish.

Redhead drake
female Readheadwith young

 
 

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