Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

RUDU

Code 6

OXYJAM

ITIS

HEAD

Ruddy Duck Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Red-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Ruddy Duck Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Weight: 795 g (28.04 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Rufous or Rust, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Red-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Ruddy Duck Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 53-61 cm (21-24 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray-brown
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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