Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday's Foto

The Ring-necked Duck is an uncommon Winter visitor to Brooklyn. They breed in Northern New York State and are found, primarily, in fresh water. Despite their common name, the rarely seen "ring" around the neck is a purple sheen visible only when the male's neck is outstretched. Perhaps "Ring-billed Duck" would have been more appropriate. You can read more about their status in New York State here.

2 comments:

wallbird said...

Where did you see this duck? Sylvan? There are several lakes in Green-Wood Cemetery.

Rob Jett said...

The Crescent Water (please note my Tweets about it in the right column).

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