Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

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The ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) is a duck from North America and one of the stiff-tailed ducks. The genus name is derived from Ancient Greek oxus, "sharp", and oura, "tail", and jamaicensis is Jamaica. The Andean duck was considered a subspecies. In fact, some taxonomists, including the American Ornithological Society, still consider it conspecific. Subspecies: jamaicensis - North America including West Indies. andina - central Colombia. ferruginea - souther

Fuentes y créditos

  1. (c) Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, todos los derechos reservados, https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/57194531
  2. (c) Wikipedia, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxyura_jamaicensis

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