Redhead (Aythya americana)

Meow Call: A catlike meow uttered by the drake during courtship activities (Palmer 1976).

Female Quack: The female Redhead has a hoarse quack that she delivers in a variety of situations, such as during courtship, when alarmed, or when taking flight (Palmer 1976).

Redhead, female quacks and male meow call, May 21, 2011. Horicon Marsh, Dodge County, Wisconsin.


Palmer, R. S. 1976. Handbook of North American birds, Vol. 3: waterfowl. Pt. 2. Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, CT.