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n.1.The ruddy duck.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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3: Waterfowl (Part 2) Eiders, Wood Ducks, Diving Ducks, Mergansers, Stifftails. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
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.