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Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis
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Length: 15 in. (38 cm )
This species is one of the few ducks in North America, in which the males have a different winter and breeding plumage. Typically these diving ducks swim on the water\'s surface with their tails raised into the air. They feed underwater on insect larvae, other aquatic invertebrates, and aquatic vegetation. The nest is constructed of aquatic grass and reeds and placed at the base of tall reeds. Frequently females place their eggs in the nests of other duck, coot and rail species and become brood parasites.

The four-digit banding code is RUDU.

Male | Oliver Niehuis

Female | Robert Shantz


Marsh / swamp

Open water
Bird Sound Type: Electronic
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Ruddy Duck
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 21, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ruddy-duck

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Ruddy Duck. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 21, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ruddy-duck

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Ruddy Duck". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ruddy-duck

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Ruddy Duck". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 21 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/ruddy-duck

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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