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Common Name:Duck, Ruddy
Scientific Name:Oxyura jamaicensis
Area:male - Santee Lakes - Santee, California
Date:December 17, 2010

The male is shown here in his nonbreeding plumage. In the breeding season from March through August he will have a distinctive blue bill.

female - Santee Lakes - Santee, California --- December 13, 2010

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman