Also known as: Sheldrake
51-61 cm (20-24") Locally common. Summers on prairie lakes and marshes; winters on lakes, bays. Large diving duck with a distinctive sloping forehead and long bill.
Male: reddish-brown head; black breast and rear end; white sides and back; white underside; blackish bill. In flight, flattened head and long bill profile; white belly contrasts with black breast and black undertail coverts; lacks contrasting pale wing stripe of Redhead.
Female: pale brown head and neck; grayish body; long black bill. In flight, flattened head and long bill profile; white belly and underwing linings contrasts with dark breast; lacks contrasting pale wing stripe of Redhead.
Song: grunts or croaks, quacks.