ferruginous duck

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Related to Fudge duck: Ferruginous Duck, Aythya nyroca

ferruginous duck

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(Animals) a common European duck, Aythyra nyroca, having reddish-brown plumage with white wing bars
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A ferruginous duck, named after the deep chestnut, rust-like plumage of the male bird - and often shortened to fudge duck - has arrived at the RSPB reserve, to the delight of staff and bird watchers.
Sarah Lewis said everyone hoped that the fudge duck would stay for several weeks.
But this ferruginous duck-or fudge duck, for short - is causing quite a stir among visitors to Cosmeston Lakes, in the Vale of Glamorgan.