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The White-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala) belongs to the family Anatidae under the order Anseriformes.

White-headed duck taxonomy

The Anatidae is the family of ducks, geese and swans. The family Anatidae was first introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Anatidae comprises seven subfamilies, including Anatinae. The subfamily Anatinae includes eight genera and some 50–60 living species.

The genus Oxyura was first described by Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), a French biologist and ornithologist, in the year 1828.

The genus Oxyura comprises five species, viz., Oxyura australis, Oxyura jamaicensis, Oxyura leucocephala, Oxyura maccoa and Oxyura vittata. The species Oxyura leucocephala is monotypic.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Oxyura leucocephala
Species:O. leucocephala
Genus:Oxyura
Subfamily:-
Family:Anatidae
Order:Anseriformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
1.White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
Image by Donald Macauley


Oxyura leucocephala
2.White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
Image by Ron Knight

Oxyura leucocephala
3.White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
Image by Benutzer:Else

Oxyura leucocephala
4.White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
Image by Ferran Pestaña

Oxyura leucocephala
5.White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
Image by cuatrok77

Oxyura leucocephala
6.White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
Image by Vince Smith

Oxyura leucocephala
7.White-headed duck - Oxyura leucocephala
Image by Ferran Pestaña

Oxyura leucocephala
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1.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/27770620@N02/6445734869/ (cropped)
Author: Donald Macauley | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/19/18
2.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sussexbirder/8785220458/ (cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/19/18
3.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wei%C3%9Fkopfruderente_Oxyura_leucocephala_050324_Ausschnitt.jpg (cropped)
Author: Benutzer:Else | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 7/19/18
4.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oxyura_leucocephala,_Carabasi,_Alicante_3.jpg (cropped)
Author: Ferran Pestaña | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/19/18
5.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cuatrok77/7982885691/ (cropped)
Author: cuatrok77 | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/19/18
6.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vsmithuk/812260671/ (cropped)
Author: Vince Smith | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/19/18
7.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ferranp/449740549/ (cropped)
Author: Ferran Pestaña | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/19/18
8.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:White-headed_Duck_(Oxyura_leucocephala)_RWD1.jpg (cropped)
Author: Dick Daniels | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 7/19/18
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