Redhead

Anas acuta

Habitat: Great Lakes, marshes, bays.

  • This less common diving duck is similar in color to the Canvasback, but with darker body, more rounded (less sloped) head and bluish bill with black tip.
  • Redheads are sometimes seen year-round in southern Michigan and during migration throughout the state.
  • Many females do not make their own nests but will instead lay their eggs in nests made by others.