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Argentine Blue-bill, Argentine Ruddy duck Alternate name
Oxyura vittata Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
40 cm               Length
Freshwater lakes below 800 m Habitat
5-8 very large creamy coloured eggs. Clutch    Eggs
Seeds, vegetation and aquatic invertebrates. Food    Diet
Notable for possessing, in relation to body length, the longest penis of all vertebrates.               Habits
358 World No

Least Concern                         


Photo by Arthur Grosset

Hembra  Female

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28/02/2012 870,300



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