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Saturday, February 10, 2007

See the ring around the Ring-necked Duck's neck

The Ring-necked Duck actually has a ring, albeit a partial ring, around its neck that is rarely seen. It is visible in several of my photos, probably best in this pic. Birds of North America online describe it as "> . .dark chestnut collar around lower neck. . . ." The Smithsonian Handbooks Birds of North America-Western Region describes it as a cinnamon ring. It almost looks reddish or purplish (maybe cranberry would describe it) to me.

Though the duck's head gets a little blurry when it is enlarged, it still helps see the neck ring by double-clicking on the photo.



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