Birds of Cuba BETA

    ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)  
Genus: Oxyura (1 species, 6 worldwide)

Genus Oxyura, Stiff-tailed Ducks are small diving ducks with a characteristic shape and stiff tails. Oxyura ducks dive for crustaceans.

Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) Male
Sanibel Island, Florida,  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) Female
San Diego River, California, USA  
Photograph by Vic Murayama     Copyright and usage info

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