British Wildlife 14.4 April 2003

Twitcher in the Swamp

"Will no-one shed a tear for the American Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis, destined to be wiped out in the next ten years by DEFRA marksmen? Granted that it has annoyed the Spanish by mating with the native White-headed Duck, and is supposedly threatening its genetic survival, but the Ruddy Duck has certainly pleased plenty of British birdwatchers."

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