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Old Dec 12, 2013, 6:09 PM   #1
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Found this guy/gal today. I think it's a Redhead, but not sure. Anybody know for sure???

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Old Dec 12, 2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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You may be right about this duck being a Redhead female. She has brown eye with white eye-ring.
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That's cool, That's a first for me!! Thanks for your help.
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The duck is either a female Redhead or a Canvasback. Key field mark to a Canvasback is a slopping bill / head profile. The Redhead has more of a round head.
The female Redhead is brown overall; while the Canvasback female is a pale greyish brown.
Both have white eye stripe.
I can't quite tell from the photo - but will go with the Redhead
Perhaps these will be of help as well:

http://www.avianweb.com/canvasbackducks.html

http://www.avianweb.com/redheadducks.html

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Thanks everyone. I'm beginning to think this may be a redhead crossed with some other type of bird. Hard to tell.
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