(Oxyura jamaicensis)

FUN FACT

Distribution

North America and the Andes Mountains of South America.

Habitat

Marshy lakes and ponds.

Diet

Roots from aquatic plants, aquatic insects and crustaceans.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Ruddy Duck in our Wetlands of the Americas exhibit.