Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ring-necked Duck

Seems that the Ring-necked duck is not the popular species, as there is not much about the bird online, particularly in Wikipedia. Interesting is that the male is called Drake :) The cinnamon neck ring is usually difficult to observe, unlike the white ring on its bill, which is why the bird is sometimes referred to as a "ringbill". Their breeding habitat is wooded lakes or ponds in the northern United States and Canada. They overwinter in southern North America, usually in lakes, ponds, rivers or bays. These birds feed mainly by diving. They eat aquatic plants as well as some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish.

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