The Redhead (Aythya americana) is a medium-sized diving duck. The adult male has a blue bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, and yellow eyes. The adult female has a brown head and body and a darker bluish bill with a black tip.
Hooded Merganser preferred habitat for breeding is swamps & wooded ponds of the northern half of the United States to southern Canada. They prefer to nest in tree cavities near water but will use Wood Duck nesting boxes if available & unoccupied.
The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the various species of diving ducks that inhabit the British Isles. Diving ducks primarily feed by diving beneath the surface, as opposed to the dabbling ducks.