Ring-necked duck


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ring-necked duck (Zool) an American scaup duck (Aythya collaris). The head, neck, and breast of the adult male are black, and a narrow, but conspicuous, red ring encircles the neck. This ring is absent in the female. Called also ring-neck ring-necked blackhead ringbill tufted duck, and black jack.
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In keeping with the small size of the ponds where it is often seen, the Ring- neck takes off from the water more easily than most diving ducks.
Although male ring -necked ducks superficially resemble their counterparts in greater and lesser scaup, their peaked, angular head profile, distinctive white bill markings and uniformly dark upper wings distinguish them.