Duck Identification: Canvasback vs. Redhead
One of the most common duck identification questions I get is how to tell the difference between a Canvasback and a Redhead.
When I talk to birders who don’t have a lot of experience with duck identification I’m commonly asked how to tell the difference between Canvasbacks and Redheads. With just a little practice, it’s really not too hard to tell the difference. The following two photos will show you how to identify the males of each species.