Baking: Ring-necked Duck

 

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Aythya collaris

Length: 15-18 Weight: 1-2 lbs

Identification:

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.

RNDU

Distribution: 

Summer resident across North America into far northern Alaska and Canada. Winter resident in southern US and Mexico.

Cool Facts:

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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References:

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