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Shared by : Bharat Adhikari (Nepal)
Habitat : Spain, Algeria
Status : Endangered (EN)
Introduction
The white-headed duck is a small stiff-tailed duck some 45 cm (18 in) long. The male has a white head with black crown, a blue bill, and reddish-grey plumage. The female has a dark bill and rather duller colouring. Its breeding habitat is lakes with open water and dense vegetation at the margin. It dives under water and feeds on aquatic vegetation as well as some animal matter. It is more likely to swim away from a perceived threat than to fly. This duck is known from Spain, North Africa, western and central Asia.
Adult males have a grey and reddish body, a blue bill and a largely white head with a black cap and neck. Adult females have a grey-brown body with a white face and a darker bill, cap, and cheek stripe. Length is 43-48 cm (17-19 in) and weight is 580-750 g (1.28-1.65 lb.).
These birds dive and swim under water. They are omnivorous, with vegetable matter predominating. They are reluctant to fly, preferring to swim for cover.
Habitat
Freshwater, eutrophic lakes.
Threats
Habitat loss, water pollution.

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