Redhead Duck (Aythya americana)


 Kingdom: Animalia

Kingdom Animalia is a group of organisms that are multicellular and eukaryotic.


Phylum Chordata are have deuterostomes, notochords, hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits and endostyle, and a post-anal tail at some point during its life cycle.

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Subphylum Vertebrata contains animals with vertebrae.


Class Aves contains the birds.

Order: Anseriformes

Order Anseriformes contains 140 waterfowl species, including ducks, geese, and swans.

Family: Anatidae

Family Anatidae contains strictly ducks, geese, and swans.

Genus: Aythya

Genus Aythya are diving ducks.

Species: Aythya americana

Common name: Redhead (duck)

Named after it’s coloration on it’s head.

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