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stifftail
Ruddy Rud"dy, a. [Compar. Ruddier; superl. Ruddiest.] [AS. rudig. See Rud, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. --Milton. They were more ruddy in body than rubies. --Lam. iv. 7. 2. Of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips. --Dryden. Ruddy duck (Zo["o]l.), an American duck (Erismatura rubida) having a broad bill and a wedge-shaped tail composed of stiff, sharp feathers. The adult male is rich brownish red on the back, sides, and neck, black on the top of the head, nape, wings, and tail, and white on the cheeks. The female and young male are dull brown mixed with blackish on the back; grayish below. Called also dunbird, dundiver, ruddy diver, stifftail, spinetail, hardhead, sleepy duck, fool duck, spoonbill, etc. Ruddy plover (Zo["o]l.) the sanderling.
Stifftail
Stifftail Stiff"tail`, n. The ruddy duck. [Local, U.S.]

Meaning of stifftail from wikipedia

- The stiff-tailed ducks, Oxyura, are part of the Oxyurini tribe of ducks. The genus name is derived from Ancient Gr**** oxus, "sharp", and oura, "tail"....
- Evolution: An Example of Functional Convergence in the Hind-Limbs of Stifftail Diving Ducks" (PDF). Systematic Biology. 48 (4): 683–714. doi:10.1080/106351599259979...
- advanced relative of the whistling-ducks or an ancestral relative of stifftail ducks paralleling whistling-ducks; if not extinct possibly belong in Oxyurinae...
- evolution: An example of functional convergence in the hind-limbs of stifftail diving ducks" (PDF). Systematic Biology. 48 (4): 683–714. doi:10.1080/106351599259979...
- Domestication. Darwin, Charles. Origin of Species. Bird Hybrids Database Hybrid Stifftails in Spain Ruddy ducks: a conservation problem This article uses content...
- evolution: An example of functional convergence in the hind-limbs of stifftail diving ducks" (PDF). Systematic Biology. 48 (4): 683–714. doi:10.1080/106351599259979...
- evolution: An example of functional convergence in the hind-limbs of stifftail diving ducks" (PDF). Systematic Biology. 48 (4): 683–714. doi:10.1080/106351599259979...
- Natural History of the Nebraska Sandhills. 1995. Ruddy Ducks and other Stifftails: Their Behavior and Biology. 1996 (With M. Carbonell) The Avian Brood...
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