Ring-necked Duck  ( Fuligule collier )

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Aythya collaris

Description:    Male Ring-necked Duck
Photo Date:   May 4, 2009

Location:  

Evanturel Township

Photographer:  

Michael Werner

General Notes

The population of Ring-necked Duck appears to be increasing significantly, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 250 percent in the last 40 years, although there is insufficient data about this species to be highly confident in the actual magnitude of the population growth. The trend, however, is considered statistically significant.

Abundance: Common Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 19
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

October 20

 

Banding Results

Year

MNR
Air Boat

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1996 18     18
1997 34     34
1998 2 2   4
2000 19     19
2001 96     96
2002 45     45
2003 23     23
2004 44 1   45
2005 79     79
2006 25     25
2007 13     13
2008 59     59