ring-necked duck

noun

Definition of ring-necked duck

: a North American duck (Aythya collaris) that has a white ring around the bill and in the male a faint narrow chestnut ring encircling the neck

Examples of ring-necked duck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Chestnut Hill Reservoir, there was a ring-necked duck Five common mergansers and two dickcissels were seen at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Aug. 2021 Franklin County reports included a ring-necked duck at Barton’s Cove and an alder flycatcher in Deerfield. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Aug. 2021 Interesting reports included a ring-necked duck at Barton’s Cove, a little blue heron in Whately, a snowy egret at the Longmeadow Flats in Longmeadow, four sandhill cranes in Plainfield, an alder flycatcher and two Tennessee warblers in Huntington. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2021 Sulli Gibson watched as a ring-necked duck dipped beneath the surface of Westchester Lagoon on a recent Sunday morning. Anchorage Daily News, 24 Apr. 2021 There were 46 ring-necked ducks at Ashley Falls in Sheffield and five common goldeneyes at the Stockbridge Bowl. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Jan. 2020 If not listed, up to six of the species can be taken, such as teal, gadwall and ring-necked ducks. John Myers, Twin Cities, 15 Sep. 2019 And, in fact some swimmers do come in the winter: buffleheads, ring-necked ducks, mergansers and other waterfowl visiting from the north. New York Times, 18 Aug. 2019 Birds at Mill Pond in Barnstable included 3 blue-winged teal, a Northern pintail, 5 American wigeon, 18 ring-necked ducks, and a bald eagle. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ring-necked duck

1831, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2021

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“Ring-necked duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-necked%20duck. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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