The Redhead is a medium sized diving duck. This duck is easily distinguished from other ducks by the male's copper colored head and bright blue bill during the breeding season. The redhead is a pochard, specially adapted to foraging underwater. Their legs are placed farther back on the body, which makes walking on land difficult, the webbing on their feet is larger than dabbling ducks and their bills are broader, to facilitate underwater foraging. In addition, pochards have a lobed hind toe. No pochard has a metallic colored speculum, something that is characteristic of other ducks. The Redhead is found in areas ranging from Northern Canada to the Caribbean.