North America (avoiding the central parts) and southern parts of Canada.
These medium-sized ducks measure from 19 - 21 inches (47 - 54 cm) in length.
Males have a beautiful, colorful iridescent plumage and red eyes, with a distinctive white flare down their necks.
Females are brownish in color with white eye-rings and whitish throats.
Both genders have crested heads.