Lake Duck

Lake Duck / Oxyura vittata

Lake Duck

Here the details of the Lake Duck named bird below:

SCI Name:  Oxyura vittata
Protonym:  Erismatura vittata Arch.Naturgesch. 26 p.26
Taxonomy:  Anseriformes / Anatidae /
Taxonomy Code:  lakduc1
Type Locality:  Chile.
Publish Year:  1860
IUCN Status:  


(Anatidae; Ϯ Ruddy Duck O. jamaicensis) Gr. οξυς oxus  sharp, pointed; ουρα oura  tail; "SUBGENUS III. OXYURA.  Rhynchaspis, Oidemia, Steph.  Macreuses, Cuv.  Bill broad at tip, nail very small. Wings very short, concave. Tail long, cuneiform, of eighteen narrow pointed, rigid, canaliculate feathers. Plumage remarkably thick, compact, and beneath silvery.  336. FULIGULA RUBIDA, Nob." (Bonaparte 1828); "Oxyura Bonaparte, Ann. Lyc. Nat. Hist. New York, 2, 1828, p. 390. Type, by monotypy, Anas rubidus Wilson." (Peters 1931, I, 184); "12. Oxyura jamaicensis  ...  Population of North America has been assigned separate subspecies rubida, though doubtfully valid." (del Hoyo & Collar 2014, 126).
Synon. Bythonessa, Cerconectes, Erismatura, Gymnura, Pervicauda, Plectrura, Undina.

Gr. οξυς oxus  sharp, pointed; -ουρος -ouros  -tailed  < ουρα oura tail.
● ex “Figuier à Cuti-Pennes” of Levaillant 1803, pl. 133 (unident.).

vittata / vittatum / vittatus
L. vittatus banded, ribboned < vitta ribbon, band.
● ex “Perroquet de St.-Domingue” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 792, “Papegai à bandeau rouge” of de Buffon 1770-1785, and “Red-banded Parrot” of Latham 1783 (Amazona).
● ex “Grey-backed Shrike” of Latham 1821 (Lanius).
● ex “Petrel bleu” of de Buffon 1770-1783, “Blue Peteril” of Cook 1777, “Vittated Petrel” of J. R. Forster 1777, 1778, and “Broad-billed Petrel” of Latham 17856 (Pachyptila).
● ex “Wreathed Tern” of Latham 1785 (Sterna).