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n.1.(Zool.) The ring-necked scaup duck; - called also ring-billed blackhead. See Scaup.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I promptly shot two drake bluebills and a ringbill, then picked up my camera to film the spectacle.
Sure, I hunt wood ducks in winter, right along with mallards and ringbills and pintails and such.
Hunting early teal and ringbills, we killed ducks stone dead out to around 50 yards.
"A lot of it depends on when North Dakota locks up in ice." Canvasbacks, redheads, bluebills, ringbills and butterballs all usually find their way into hunter's bags.
Good binoculars that withstand wet and damp conditions, and let you view that raft of ducks--bluebills or ringbills?--across the bay.
Ring-necked ducks seem to be poorly named in the first place, as most hunters across the South call them "blackjacks," which is a racy name, or "ringbills," which is more common in the North and a better descriptive name, since the ring on the bill is easier to see on the bird in hand than the actual ring on the neck.