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North American ruddy duck

Tropics·Bird

These birds build their nests in dense vegetation heavy marshes. After less than a month brooding, the eggs hatch. Ducklings are almost fully formed once they hatch, and are able to leave the nest, swim, and dive the day after hatching.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span2-13 years
  • Body size18.5 in. wingspan
  • Native habitat Wetlands and marine coastal areas of North America
  • DietSeeds and roots of aquatic plants, aquatic insects, crustaceans
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