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Ruddy duck - Pato rana de Pico ancho

Oxyura jamaicencis ferruginea

Description:

It's a duck that stays away from the shore in bodies of water and seems fearful of people. Aggressive with their peers.

Habitat:

Chile inhabits the entire continental territory. often associated with mountain wetlands, but also in lagoons closer to the coast of the Pacific Ocean

Notes:

It can be seen in scattered groups, couples or alone. Eminently aquatic, very little comes out of the water. It is a shy duck, whose behavior resembles that of a diver. It feeds mainly on aquatic invertebrates and plant material such as seeds and sprouts. It is a silent bird, especially the female. Only in the reproductive period, the male has a very heard song, while beating his chest with his beak as a display of courtship.

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josecardenasvejar
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josecardenasvejar

Los Lagos, Chile

Spotted on Dec 10, 2020
Submitted on Dec 14, 2020

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