ringneck


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scaup \Scaup\ (sk[add]p), n. [See Scalp a bed of oysters or
   mussels.]
   1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.]
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   2. (Zool.) A scaup duck. See below.
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   Scaup duck (Zool.), any one of several species of northern
      ducks of the genus Aythya, or Fuligula. The adult
      males are, in large part, black. The three North American
      species are: the greater scaup duck (Aythya marila, var.
      nearctica), called also broadbill, bluebill,
      blackhead, flock duck, flocking fowl, and {raft
      duck}; the lesser scaup duck (Aythya affinis), called
      also little bluebill, river broadbill, and shuffler;
      the tufted, or ring-necked, scaup duck ({Aythya
      collaris}), called also black jack, ringneck,
      ringbill, ringbill shuffler, etc. See Illust. of
      Ring-necked duck, under Ring-necked. The common
      European scaup, or mussel, duck (Aythya marila), closely
      resembles the American variety.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ringneck \Ring"neck`\, n.
   1. (Zool.) Any one of several species of small plovers of the
      genus Aegialitis, having a ring around the neck. The
      ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in
      winter. The semipalmated plover (Aegialitis semipalmata)
      and the piping plover (Aegialitis meloda) are common
      North American species. Called also ring plover, and
      ring-necked plover.
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   2. (Zool.) The ring-necked duck.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ring-necked \Ring"-necked`\, a. (Zool.)
   Having a well defined ring of color around the neck.
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   Ring-necked duck (Zool.), an American scaup duck ({Aythya
      collaris}). The head, neck, and breast of the adult male
      are black, and a narrow, but conspicuous, red ring
      encircles the neck. This ring is absent in the female.
      Called also ring-neck, ring-necked blackhead,
      ringbill, tufted duck, and black jack.
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