Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Aythya
Species: collaris

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska
, British Columbia
Yale, Iowa
College Park, Maryland
Traverse City, Michigan
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Bend, Oregon
Walkerton, Virginia
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On Dec 24, 2010, audsrz from Traverse City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Overheard; every year when checking the rafts of waterfowl on the local lakes, rivers and ponds, there will always be one child who asks it's parent, "Why does that mallard have a purple head?" lol