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Ruddy Duck

Oxyura jamaicensis

Description:

Adult males have a rust-red body, a blue bill, and a white face with a black cap. Adult females have a grey-brown body with a greyish face with a darker bill, cap and a cheek stripe.

Habitat:

wastewater treatment pond along San Francisco Bay

Notes:

The tip of this Ruddy Duck's bright blue bill is covered in mud from feeding in the mud in the shallow water.

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1 Comment

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Great shot of the male! I love these guys.

DonnaPomeroy
Spotted by
DonnaPomeroy

San Mateo, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 22, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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