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I need help identifying a female duck and her ducklings as well as the other duck in the top of the photo. I thought perhaps the female is a redhead and the other duck pictured is possibly a bufflehead? These were seen in Wilbur Wa located in Lincoln co.

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Hard to tell, but by body shape, the adult bird looks like a Redhead. It's odd, because I though Redhead were nest parasites. The bird in the first picture is a Bufflehead

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23 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

Hard to tell, but by body shape, the adult bird looks like a Redhead. It's odd, because I though Redhead were nest parasites. The bird in the first picture is a Bufflehead

Thank you, I didn't realize Redheads were nest parasites.  You inspired me to look it up, and I found that some females will also incubate their eggs.

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