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Small, compact duck with a stout, scoop-shaped bill, and a long, stiff tail. Females and first-year males are brownish, somewhat like winter males but with a blurry stripe across the pale cheek patch.
Spotted in Central Park, New York.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Oxyura Species: O. jamaicensis