Ruddy Duck prairie region North America in the Intermountain West. Most females do not bread until two years of age. Ruddy duck females lay an average of 8 eggs construct next in cattail and Bulnigh over water.
Ruddy Ducks travel at night. They migrate they go to the Northern Mexico they also go to the Caribbean.
Ruddy Ducks feed on pond weeds a lgae and wild celery. They eat aquatic insects and their lanae crusraceans, During breeding season feed on invertebrates primary Chironomid larvae and pupae.
The thing that interest me about Ruddy ducks is that they tend to be both silent but the male will give a "chuck-uck-uck-uck-ur-r-r" when displaying.