ring-necked duck


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ring-necked duck

n.
A duck (Aythya collaris) of North and Central America having a distinctive light ring behind the tip of the bill and, in the male, a light chestnut ring around the neck. Also called ring-bill.

ring′-necked` duck′


n.
a North American diving duck, Aythya collaris, having a chestnut ring on the neck and a white one on the bill.
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According to the 2014 survey by the New York State Ornithological Association, Canada goose, brant, gadwall, American black duck, mallard, canvasback, redhead, ring-necked duck, greater scaup, white-winged surf scoter, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, common goldeneye, three species of merganser (hooded, common, red-breasted), and ruddy ducks were some of the most commonly observed species.
A Black Scoter, rare in Britain, was off Llanfairfechan on Monday, while a North American Ring-necked Duck on Llyn Tegid was equally surprising.
This relationship was driven by low numbers of Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck (Athya collaris), and Ruddy Duck in MC2 (Table 3).
With much open water, waterfowl were plentiful: greater white-fronted goose, 1; pink-footed goose, 1 (new species for the count); snow goose, 1; Canada goose, 2,440; mute swan, 14; wood duck CW (seen during count week but not on count day); gadwall cw; American wigeon, 1; American black duck, 55; mallard, 786; northern pintail, 1; green-winged teal, 9; ring-necked duck, 28; greater scaup, 58; lesser scaup, 12 (new high); white-winged scoter, 1; bufflehead, 10; common goldeneye, 106; Barrow's goldeneye, 1; hooded merganser, 355 (new high); common merganser, 96; American coot, 2; wild turkey, 226 (new high); common loon, 9; horned grebe, 4.
The Brant (a coastal bird), the Ring-necked Duck (a water bird), and the American Goldfinch (a land bird), all moved about 200 miles north over the last four decades.
Hydrilla control on Lake Wales, Florida, led to reduced ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris) and canvasback (Aythya valisineria) use of the lake (6).
clypeata 4 Wood duck ([double dagger]) Aix sponsa 104 Common goldeneye ([section]) Bucephala clangula 18 Canvasback ([section]) Aythya valisinena 19 Hooded merganser ([section]) Lophodytes cucullatus 26 Lesser scaup ([section]) Aythya affinis 1 Redhead ([section]) Aythya americana 223 Ring-necked duck ([section]) Aythya collaris 51 Ruddy duck ([parallel]) Oxyura jamaicensis 2 No.
The novice who spies a lesser scaup and a ring-necked duck, for instance, can be left scratching his or her head and wondering which bird to claim for a sighting.
A fine drake ring-necked duck was a very unusual bird, found on a small pool by the River Mersey at Wig.
A NORTH American ring-necked duck has taken up residence with a flock of tufted ducks - its closest relative in Europe - on a gravel pit in Suffolk.
Of the crawfish competitors present, the following species were encountered at times in numbers great enough to concern farmers: Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, and American Coot.