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Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris
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Length: 17 in. (43 cm )
Almost always seen in pairs or small flocks on marshy lakes, golf ponds, reservoirs and occasionally coastal estuaries, this species dives for aquatic vegetation and invertebrates. The nest is placed near the water on a dry area and is made of grass and moss.

The four-digit banding code is RNDU.

Male | Oliver Niehuis

Female | Richard Ditch

Marsh / swamp

Open water
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Ring-necked Duck
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: March 22, 2018
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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Ring-necked Duck. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 22, 2018 from

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Dr. Biology. "Ring-necked Duck". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017.

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