Argentinian Ruddy Duck(Slimbridge May 2012)
The Argentine Ruddy Duck, also known as the Argentine Blue-bill or Argentine Lake Duck, is a stiff-tailed duck.
The offspring of the Argentine Ruddy Duck have to fend for themselves two days after hatching as the mother makes no effort to feed them, they are able to dive several metres to feed.
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360mm to 460mm (14" to 18")
Appearance - Male
The male has a Blue bill, a Black head and neck, Brown body, dark Brown wings, Grey tail and dark Grey legs and feet.
Appearance - Female
The female has a Brown body and head, dark Grey bill, lighter Brown neck and upper breast with a light stripe under the eye.
Lakes, Marshes and Pools.
Aquatic Plants, Seeds, Larvae, Insects and Crustaceans.
Dense vegetation near water.
Quantity: 3 to 5