|Common Name:||Duck, Ruddy|
|Scientific Name:||Oxyura jamaicensis |
|Area:||male - Santee Lakes - Santee, California|
|Date:||December 17, 2010|
The male is shown here in his nonbreeding plumage. In the breeding season from March through August he will have a distinctive blue bill.
female - Santee Lakes - Santee, California --- December 13, 2010
|Reference:||Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America by Kaufman||