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Ruddy duck (male)
Oxyura jamaicensis

Ruddy duck (male)
Ruddy duck (male)

Size: 16 inches
Overall Color: reddish-brown, black, white and blue
Occurrence: lakes
Diet: aquatic invertebrates and plants
Nest: plant material attached to marsh plants
Field Identification: mostly cinnamon colored duck with black crown, white cheeks and blue bill, a diving duck
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: anseriformes
Family: 01 Anatidae (geese,ducks,swans)
Genus: Oxyura
Species: jamaicensis

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