Birds of the World BETA

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

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


Blue-billed Duck
Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) Male Near Threatened
Range: AU: Australia
Lithgow, NSW, Australia  
 
Photograph by Chris Charles   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue-billed Duck
Blue-billed Duck (Oxyura australis) Female Near Threatened
Range: AU: Australia
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia  
 
Photograph by JJ Harrison     Copyright and usage info


Andean Duck
Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea) Male
Range: SA: Colombia to Southern Cone
Bogota, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Andean Duck
Andean Duck (Oxyura ferruginea) Female
Range: SA: Colombia to Southern Cone
Bogota, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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.
Juvenile

Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) Male
Range: NA, MA: s Canada, USA and West Indies
Sanibel Island, Florida,  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


White-headed Duck
White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) Endangered
Range: EU: s Europe and n Africa to c Asia and nw China
Miami Zoo, Miami, Florida, USA  
 
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Maccoa Duck
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa) Male Vulnerable
Range: AF: Ethiopia to South Africa
South Africa  
 
Photograph by Graham Searll   © All Rights Reserved.

Maccoa Duck
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura maccoa) Female Vulnerable
Range: AF: Ethiopia to South Africa
South Africa  
 
Photograph by Graham Searll   © All Rights Reserved.


Lake Duck
Lake Duck (Oxyura vittata) Male
Range: SA: Southern Cone
 
   
Photograph by Georg Sander     Copyright and usage info

Lake Duck
Lake Duck (Oxyura vittata) Female
Range: SA: Southern Cone
 
   
Photograph by Georg Sander     Copyright and usage info



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