(Aythya Collaris)
Red Shoveler                  Ringed Teal

Geese of the World - Slimbridge
The Ring-Necked Duck is found in North America Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
North Amrica
Breeding Habitat - North America
From the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay, East to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, North and South Dakota, British Columbia and the Great Slave Lake.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Winter on the West Coast and South America.

Conservation Status

420mm to 440mm (16" to 17")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Black head with Purple sheen, a Yellow eye, a Grey Blue bill with White edging at the base of the bill with a White band with a Black tip. The upper-parts, tail and vent are Black and the flanks are light Grey. The speculum is Silver Grey and the legs and feet are Grey.

Appearance - Duck
The female has a Grey Brown angular head and body with a dark Brown back and a light chin and throat. The bill is Grey with a subtle light band and Brown eyes with a White eye ring. The legs and feet are Greyish Blue.

Woodland Lakes, Ponds and Rivers.

Aquatic Plants and Insects, Roots, Seeds, Worms, Molluscs and Crustaceans.

Breeding Time
May to June.

The nest is a ‘bowl’ shape built from sedges and plants on dense vegetation in or near water.

Quantity: 6 to 14.
Colour: Cream/Buff.

Slimbridge Wildfowl M - R
Maccoa Duck (Oxyura Maccoa)
Magpie Goose (Anseranas Semipalmata)
Magellan Goose (Chloephaga Picta)
Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos)
Mandarin (Aix Galericulata)
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta Angustirostris)
Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina Moschata)
Mute Swan (Cygnus Olor)
Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta)
Northern Shoveler (Anas Clypeata)
Pacific Black Duck (Anas Superciliosa)
Patagonian Crested Duck (Lophonetta Specularioides Specularioides)
Philippine Duck (Anas Luzonica)
Plumed Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Eytoni)
Pochard (Aythya Ferina)
Puna Teal (Anas Puna)
Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna Radjah)
Red-billed Teal (Anas Erythrorhyncha)
Red-breasted Goose (Branta Ruficollis)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta Rufina)
Redhead (Aythya Americana)
Red Shoveler (Anas Platalea)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya Collaris)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta Leucophrys)
Ross's Goose (Anser Rossii or Chen Rossii)
Rosybill (Vetta Peposaca)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Jamaicensis)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna Ferruginea)
      Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)
       A-B  | C-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z

Red Shoveler                  Ringed Teal
Ring-Necked Duck
©Nigel Key Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge March 2011)

The Ring-Necked Duck is a diving duck from North America and is related to the Tufted Duck.

Although similar in appearance it can be distinguished from the Tufted Duck by the White edging at the base of its bill and lack of tuft at the back of the head.
   Hear the Ring-Necked Duck's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge July 2014) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge April 2015) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge May 2015)
Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge November 2013) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge November 2013) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge November 2013)
Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge March 2013) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge September 2013) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge September 2013)
Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge March 2011) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge March 2011) Ring-Necked Duck (Slimbridge October 2011)

Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
Tufted Duck - www.slim-bridge.co.uk