Length: 15-18 Weight: 1-2 lbs
Male has a black head and back with a white spur low on the neck. Female is dark brown with white accents around eye and bill.
Summer resident across North America into far northern Alaska and Canada. Winter resident in southern US and Mexico.
The names ring-necked and collaris refer not to the white necklace of this duck, but rather a reddish collar higher on the neck that is very difficult to see in the field.
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