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Photo Essay: The Redhead

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During fall and winter, redheads mainly graze on plants like musk grass or sago pondweed in the north and shoalgrass in southern coastal lagoons. They also eat tubers, rhizomes, plant stems, and some invertebrates. Their largely vegetarian diet makes them excellent table fare, and during the market hunting era, redheads were almost as highly prized in East Coast markets as canvasbacks.


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