Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Species

Distribution


Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Photo courtesy of GB Non Native Species Secretariat


To view NBN location data click here

Impacts

Pathways

  • Threaten the survival of the globally endangered White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala with which it hybridises.
  • UK has 95% of feral Ruddy Ducks in Europe
  • Imported into the UK from North America as part of wildfowl collections
  • Migration

Management

Prevention

Prevent escapes and do not introduce into the wild.

Physical Control

Shooting at traditional winter gathering sites and trapping of females at the nest and egg oiling have proved effective methods in reducing population sizes.

Chemical Control

None

Biological Control

None.

Links

Non Native Species Secretariat identification guide

Non Native Species Secretariat Fact Sheet

UK Ruddy Duck Programme

Daisie Species Fact Sheets

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