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

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Recent Examples on the Web There were 46 ring-necked ducks at Ashley Falls in Sheffield and five common goldeneyes at the Stockbridge Bowl. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings," 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, "Outlook for Minnesota duck season: pretty good," 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, "The Magic of Swimming Holes," 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, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ring-necked duck

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Ring-necked duck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-necked%20duck. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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