Order: Anseriformes | Family: Anatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Huancayo
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Ventanilla, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Ventanilla, Lima
Age: Adult & Chicks | Sex: Female & Chicks | Loc. Lake Titicaca
Status: The Ruddy Duck is common but seems to occur in low numbers in the high Andes at elevations ranging from 2800 to 4500 m. Also common in coastal wetlands in the central and south portions of Peru.
Name in Spanish: Pato Rana.
Sub-species: Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis ferruginea), Eyton, 1838.
Meaning of Name: Oxyura: Gr. Oxus= with tip or pointed, and oura= tail. ferruginea: L. ferruginea= color of rust, rust. A duck with a pointy tail and rusty color.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.