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.
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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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rud′dy duck′


n.
a stiff-tailed New World duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the male of which has a brownish red body, black crown, and white cheeks.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Oxyura ferruginea "pato rana", comun, de amplia distribucion en la costa, aunque hasta ahora no se tiene ningun reporte de reproduccion en Villa.
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).