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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Anseriformes > Family: Anatidae > Genus: Oxyura > Species: Oxyura jamaicensis

Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis (Gmelin, 1789)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 4 international agreements
Natura 2000 species code A750


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Amerikansk kopparand Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Érismature roux French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gobbo rugginoso della Giamaica Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kachnice kaštanová Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kupariviuhkasorsa Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Malvasía Canela Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pato-rabo-alçado-americano Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rosse Stekelstaart Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ruddy Duck English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Schwarzkopf-Ruderente German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sterniczka jamajska Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Anas jamaicensis Gmelin, 1789

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:02250 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Oxyura jamaicensis European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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