Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ring Necked Duck

The Ring Necked Duck (Scientific Name - Aythya collaris)is a medium sized diving duck that  frequents fresh water areas. It can be found across Canada and migrates as far South as Mexico and Central America. 

 The male  (left) is distinguished by its golden eye and the chestnut brown ring around its neck

The female (below) is less colourful and has a white ring around her eye. 

Both the male and female have white rings around their bill.

Photos taken at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in May of 2013,


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