Ruddy Ducks

Ruddy Ducks in the spring males in mating colors and the females they chase. The Ruddy Duck is a diving duck that feeds on aquatic insects and aquatic plants. The ruddy females have a habit of placing eggs in the nests of other duck species.

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Ruddy Duck female 0663 ( Oxyura jamaicensis ). A female Ruddy Duck swims in the afternoon sun.

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