Ruddy Duck - Male

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Ruddy Duck Tail

The ruddy duck is a duck from North America and one of the stiff-tailed ducks. The genus name is derived from Ancient Greek oxus, "sharp", and oura, "tail", and jamaicensis is "from Jamaica". The Andean duck was considered a subspecies.

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  • Wikipedia Scientific name: Oxyura jamaicensis
  • Length: 14 – 17 in. Encyclopedia of Life
  • Mass: 0.68 – 1.8 lbs Encyclopedia of Life
  • Conservation status: Least Concern (Population decreasing) Encyclopedia of Life
  • Family: Anatidae Rank: Species
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