Ring-necked duck

Ring-necked duck

The Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) breeds from east Alaska and central Canada to north and central USA, and winters from south USA to Panama. It prefers deep open water of freshwater marshes, ponds, and lakes. Its size is of 41 cm (16 inches) in height and 700 g in weight.

Its head, neck, back and breast are glossy black. Sides and flanks are gray. Belly white and iris dark. This bird feed on aquatic plants, insects and mollusks.

Common Name: Ring-necked duck
Scientific Name: Aythya collaris
Bird Family:

Thinking of birding in Costa Rica?

Quetzal Route

FROM: $1180

Delight yourself watching quetzals and hummingbirds just a few meters away. Great chances to take pictures and learn from an experienced local guide.
Nunbird Route

FROM: $1454

Live this gorgeous expedition visiting both slopes of Costa Rica and witnessing the immense diversity that these offer you.
Macaw Route

FROM: $1588

Harboring around 850 species of birds and offering plenty of facilities for birdwatchers to have a pleasurable trip, Costa Rica posts among the best destinations in the world for this activity.