December 02, 2013

Reflection

Reflection by ricmcarthur
Reflection, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Not really but this pair of male redheaded ducks were doing a synchronized swimming routine.
I think this is one of the more striking waterfowl and their name matchers their appearance making id easier.

Scientific stuff
Aythya americana
Medium-sized duck.Rounded head.Bill blue with black tip.Male with bright red head, gray back, and black chest and rear end.

The Redhead is known to lay eggs in the nests of other Redheads, at least 10 other duck species, and even nests of the American Bittern and Northern Harrier. Many parasiticallly laid eggs fail to hatch.

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