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A new breeding population of oxyura jamaicensis (ruddy duck) on St. Martin, Lesser Antilles
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En: CARIBBEAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol. 40 núm.2 Aug. 2004: p 259-263. bibl. tablas. mapa.
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Revista: Caribbean journal of science, vol. 40, núm. 2; Aug. 2004
Resumen: Ruddy Ducks, Oxyura jamaicensis, are expanding their range southward from the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas into the Lesser Antilles. Breeding of this species has now occurred on multiple islands in the Lesser Antilles. During wetland surveys on St. Martin in January 2001, a large group of over 250 Ruddy Ducks were observed in Fresh Pond and an additional three were observed at Little Bay Pond. Surveys during the winter months of 2002, revealed a single breeding pair with 5 duckling in Fresh Pond. Surveys during the winter months of 2003 revealed multiple breeding pairs of this species in both Fresh Pond as well as in Little Bay Pond. This species, numbering over 500, is now a year-round resident and breeder on St. Martin.
Palabras Claves: expansion, Oxyura jamaicensis, breeding, Fresh Pond, Little Pond
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A new breeding population of oxyura jamaicensis (ruddy duck) on St. Martin, Lesser Antilles

Ruddy Ducks, Oxyura jamaicensis, are expanding their range southward from the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas into the Lesser Antilles. Breeding of this species has now occurred on multiple islands in the Lesser Antilles. During wetland surveys on St. Martin in January 2001, a large group of over 250 Ruddy Ducks were observed in Fresh Pond and an additional three were observed at Little Bay Pond. Surveys during the winter months of 2002, revealed a single breeding pair with 5 duckling in Fresh Pond. Surveys during the winter months of 2003 revealed multiple breeding pairs of this species in both Fresh Pond as well as in Little Bay Pond. This species, numbering over 500, is now a year-round resident and breeder on St. Martin.
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