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Ring-Necked Duck

Aythya collaris

Most diving ducks prefer larger water bodies with deep water, but the Ring-Necked Duck will settle on relatively small and shallow ponds during migration and on the breeding grounds. In winter, they often gather in large flocks.

I think the Ring-Necked Duck would be better named the “Ring-Billed Duck”. The ring on its neck is nearly impossible to see without the bird in hand, whereas the ring on the bill is rather obvious.

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