The white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala) 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. Populations are declining, mostly due to loss of habitat and hunting, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated the bird's status as "endangered".



White-headed Duck
Date Location Count
2021-09-19 16:30Lagunas de Camino Colorado1
2021-09-19 15:00Doñana PNat--Laguna del Tarelo
2021-08-22 12:16Lagunas de Martin Miguel2
2021-09-10 14:05Doñana PNat--Pinar de La Algaida4
2021-09-19 08:42Desembocadura del Guadalhorce--Área General2
2021-09-16 10:49Guadalhorce--Mirador de Guadalmar1
2021-09-19 15:45Embalse del Vicario--Cola de Peralvillo1
2021-09-19 13:00Laguna de Navaseca14
2021-09-12 16:05La Guardia--Lagunas del arroyo Cedrón1
2021-09-19 11:57Laguna de la Veguilla10
2021-08-26 19:28Miguel Esteban--Balsas
2021-09-14 13:15Paraje Natural Punta Entinas- Sabinar2
2021-09-19 19:00Cabo Gata PNat--Rambla Morales1
2021-09-18 19:34Salar de los Canos5
2021-08-27 17:43Laguna de Horna2
2021-09-07 07:45Laguna Salada de Pétrola5
2021-09-03 19:48Laguna de Salobrejo20
2021-09-03 10:43Corral Rubio--Laguna Hoya del Monte5
2021-09-06 12:50Laguna de Baños de San Jose20
2021-09-11 11:55EDAR de Alhama de Murcia1
2021-09-19 08:10Lagunas de Campotejar ZEPA29
2021-09-19 11:00Embalse de Santomera42
2021-09-13 12:25El Hondo PNat--Centro de Visitantes1
2021-09-12 12:15EDAR de Lo Monte7
2021-08-25 09:00El Hondo PNat--Área General3
2021-08-27 08:03El Hondo PNat--La Reserva-Observatorio La Anguila4
2021-09-18 17:09Pantano de Elche--Presa16
2021-09-15 09:00Clot de Galvany--Charca Central108
2021-09-18 08:50Clot de Galvany--Charca Limícolas7
2021-09-07 18:00Clot de Galvany--Charca Anátidas10
2021-09-09 08:30Clot de Galvany--Área general
2021-09-18 11:44L'Albufera PNat--El Raco de l'Olla1
2021-09-18 18:10Marjal dels Moros4
2021-08-29 08:30Delta de l'Ebre PNat--Area general3
2021-09-16 18:06Delta de l'Ebre PNat--El Violí1
2021-09-14 10:15Delta de l'Ebre PNat--Torre de l'Alfacada1
2021-08-28 06:00Çölova Deresi Otoban2
2021-08-30 07:00Mogan Gölü--Genel Alan56
2021-08-28 11:13Kfar Menahem reservoir מאגר כפר מנחם1
2021-08-27 07:16Genigar reservoirs==מאגרי גניגר1
2021-09-14 06:19Amik Baraj Gölü3
2021-09-07 07:42Armash (Արմաշ) Fish Ponds6
2021-09-12 07:23Tengiz--South Evaporation Ponds (restricted access)5
2021-08-29 10:00Lake Sorbulak15
2021-09-07 08:47Tsagaan Lake, Khovd, MN (48.353, 91.647)9