French: Fuligule à collier German: Ringschnabelente Spanish: Porrón acollarado
Other common names:
Lincolnshire, England, from specimen found in Leadenhall Market, London
Breeds in C Alaska and C Canada E to S Newfoundland, S to W & C USA as far S as N California, Arizona, Colorado and Great Lakes region. Winters from SW British Columbia and S New England S to S Mexico, Caribbean islands, and locally to Panama.
37–46 cm; male 542–910 g, female c. 490–894 g; wingspan 61–75 cm. Male most similar to allopatric A. fuligula but in regular breeding range... read more
Primary male vocalization is a “wow” emitted during display that is described as softer and weaker... read more
Shallow (< 2 m) marshy areas in open country with extensive cover of floating, emergent and... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly seeds, roots, tubers, leaves and stems of grasses, sedges and other aquatic plants, especially seeds of submerged Potamogeton... read more
Generally starts early May to mid Jun (mean initiation date in Manitoba over two seasons 10 Jun), with replacement clutches laid between... read more
Migratory; winters in lowlands mostly along Atlantic and Gulf coasts S to Yucatán (Mexico),... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Most recent population estimate was of 1,220,000 in early 2000s, numbers having increased since 1950s, as species has extended its... read more
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