White-headed Duck
Laguna Dulce
Malaga Province
13Sept2013
Breeds in Spain and North Africa
...also west and cenral Asia.
Oxyura leucocephala
(L 17-19" Wt 1.28-1.65 lb)
• highest alert level
• due to habitat loss and
hunting
• interbreeding with the
introduced Ruddy Duck
juvenile
juvenile