ruddy duck

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Related to Oxyura ferruginea: Stifftail, Andean Duck

ruddy duck

n.
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.

ruddy duck

n
(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

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n.
a stiff-tailed New World duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the male of which has a brownish red body, black crown, and white cheeks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruddy duck - reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South Americaruddy duck - reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South America
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
genus Oxyura, Oxyura - ruddy duck
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Las muestras positivas provinieron de las especies Ardea alba (1/163), Larus pipixcan (1/105) y Oxyura ferruginea (2/115).
Aislamiento del Paramyxovirus Aviar Tipo I en muestras de heces de aves silvestres de la laguna albufera "El Paraiso", Huacho, Lima Especie de ave silvestre Muestras (n) "Pools" (n) APMV-1 (n) Phalacrocorax sp 181 11 - Brasilianus sp Pelecanus thagus 75 7 - Calidris alba 40 4 - Calidris mauri 20 2 - Larus dominicanus 84 9 - Larus cirrocephalus 30 3 - Numenius phaeopus 10 1 - Oxyura ferruginea 115 12 2 Ardea alba 163 16 1 Sterna elegans 30 3 - Larus belcheri 10 1 - Plegadis ridgwayi 39 5 - Fulica ardesiaca 10 1 - Charadrius emipalmatus 20 2 Semipalmatus sp Larus melanocephalus 10 1 - Larus pipixcan 105 11 1 Total 942 90 4
Los Anatidos censados estan representados por tres especies Anas bahamensis "pato gargantillo", Anas cyanoptera "pato bermejuelo" y Oxyura ferruginea "pato taclan"; sin embargo, en una visita adicional se avisto una cuarta especie Anas georgica "pato jerga', a la cual solo se le reporto en la lista de diversidad (Tabla 5).