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2 hours ago, Colton V said:

I agree with Ring-necked Ducks. You can tell them apart from Scaups by the white band across the bill. I think these are both females. 

There are a lot of popular movements these days to change bird's common names, but this is the one I want renamed the most.  Ring-BILLED Duck, if the AOS pleases.

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47 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

There are a lot of popular movements these days to change bird's common names, but this is the one I want renamed the most.  Ring-BILLED Duck, if the AOS pleases.

FWIW, Ring-necked Ducks do actually have a ring around their neck, though it is only really noticable at very close range with the right light.

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1 hour ago, Benjamin said:

FWIW, Ring-necked Ducks do actually have a ring around their neck, though it is only really noticable at very close range with the right light.

It's a hold-over from those days when the easiest way to ID an animal was to shoot it first.  A philosophical reason to ditch the name, something to keep the practical one company. 

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