Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris

Described by: Donovan (1809)
Alternate common name(s): Ring-billed Duck, Ringneck
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Belmont Harbor, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - Jan 4, 2002 © Kanae Hirabayashi  Colorado, USA - Date unknown © Steve Messick  USA - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA - Nov 5, 2005 © Peter Moulton  Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA - Dec 24, 2006 © Peter Moulton 
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N. North America;
Fragmented distribution;
Breeds from ec. and se. Alaska and Canada from c. British Columbia e. across c. Canada in sw. Mackenzie, n. Alberta, c. Saskatchewan, c. and s. Manitoba, Ontario, s. Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and s. Newfoundland s. to the s. United States (ne. California, se. Arizona, s. Colorado, then from n. Nebraska e. across the n. United States to New York and s. to Georgia (Augusta) and n. Florida (Alachua County).
Winters mostly in the lowlands of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and e. Mexico (Alvarado and Camaronera Lagoons, Veracruz) s. in Guatemala, Honduras (Lake Yojoa, Caribbean lowlands), w. Costa Rica (Guanacaste, Tempisque Basin) and Panama and the West Indies in the s. Lesser Antilles. Vagrant in w. Europe (British Isles).
North America n. of the Mexican border;
Summer: ce. ALK, c. YUK, w. MAC, n. and c. BCO s. to c. and e. WAS, nw. IDH, c. and e. ORG, n. CAL then e. through c. ALB, n. and sc. SAS, and c. MAN to w. MON, nw. WYO, and nw. COL, e. NDK, MIN, e. to se. ONT, s. to c. WIS, c. MIC, c. NYK, s. and e. QUE, n. VMT, n. NHP, MAE, NBR, PEI, NSC, s. NFD and c. LAB;
Winter: ex. sw. BCO, w. WAS, w. ORG, w. and se. CAL, s. and e. NEV, s. and c. UTH, ex. sw. COL, w., n., and s. ARZ, s. and c. NMX into c. COL, w. and e. TEX, c. OKA, se. MOU, ARK, LOU, s. ILL, s. IND, w. and s. KTY, s. WVA, TEN, MIS, ALA, GEO, FLA, SCA, NCA, c. VIR, c. MYD, DEL, ex. se. PEN, NJY, ex. se. NYK, CON, RID and ex. se. MAS (Cape Cod);


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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