Tag: Ruddy Duck

Conservation of the globally threatened white-headed duck,Oxyura leucocephala, in the face of hybridization with the NorthAmerican ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis: results of a control trial

Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) Science Article 1 abstract The North American ruddy duck, introduced into Europe in the 1960s, threatens the globally endangered whiteheadedduck with extinction through hybridization. A regional control trial, conducted in three areas of Britain, killed over 2,600birds and led to a significant regional reduction in ruddy duck numbers. Control using firearms […]