Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Bird #77: Ring-necked Duck




Common Name: Ring-necked Duck

Scientific Name:
Aythya collaris

Description:
18-22 inches; bill dark with white ring at tip; peaked head. Male: head black purplish gloss; yellow eyes; white rim at the base of bill; breast black; underparts greyish; side grey with spots of black; white bar between breast and side; tail and back black. Female: head brownish grey; white eye ring; back dark brown; side lighter brown.

Habitat:
Fresh water ponds etc

Statue:
Migrant

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