Reese, R. A & Steele, J / April 1997 – vol. 90, issue 4, pp 150–158 A great deal has been written concerning the fate of the Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis in Britain and Ireland (e.g. Brit. Birds 86: 338; 87: 394-395, 494; 88: 243-244). While I have no wish to add any weight to the emotive rhetoric which has sometimes been used, I should declare here and now that I feel that these birds should be left alone, and for good reason. The Ruddy Duck belongs to a small s... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.