Stifftail

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Stiff´tail`


n.1.The ruddy duck.
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3: Waterfowl (Part 2) Eiders, Wood Ducks, Diving Ducks, Mergansers, Stifftails.
While the masked duck's bill is high and broad at the base, as in other stifftails, it is not as depressed at the tip; nail is less narrow and recurved, suggesting that perhaps roots and stems are a key part of the diet (Johnsgard & Carbonell 1996).
2002) in this cryptic, elusive species of stifftail duck.