Birds of Colombia
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.|
Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea) Female |
Most closely related to the migratory North American [Ruddy Duck]. Male Andean Ducks in Colombia may have a cheek colored white, black or some combination of white and black, indicating some past hybridization.
A male with white cheek.