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The ruddy duck is a chunky, small diving duck which nests on small ponds in the Park. The male has a china blue beak. Courtship vocalizations are a curious combination of sound and motion. The drake puffs up his breast and cocks his tail forward. Tipping his head back, he pops his bill down on the base of his neck, tapping out a quick rhythm while calling chuck-chuck-chuck-chuck-churr, usually pushing himself backwards on the water for a foot or so.