ruddy duck(redirected from Oxyura ferruginea)
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A duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) of North and Central America having stiff pointed tail feathers and, in the male, brownish-red upper plumage and a black-and-white head.
(Animals) a small duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, that inhabits marshes, ponds, etc, in North America and N South America and has a stiff upright tail. The male has a reddish-brown body and blue bill in the breeding season
a stiff-tailed New World duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the male of which has a brownish red body, black crown, and white cheeks.