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Argentine Ruddy Duck: here’s the scoop

threats

This species is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Species

Argentine Ruddy Duck

Scientific name

Oxyura vittata

Habitat

Inland bodies of water, favoring freshwater wetlands and small lakes

Diet

Aquatic plants, seeds, invertebrates

life expectancy

10 – 12 years

Did you know?

Ruddy duck males have a stunning blue colored bill once they reach sexual maturity and only during the breeding season.

Range

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

Conservation status

Least Concern

Widespread and abundant