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The ring-necked duck (aythya collaris) is a short to medium range migrant that prefers small bodies of water like beaver ponds, cattle ponds, small lakes, marshes of flooded agricultural fields.It can be found from northern Canada to Central America and the Caribbean. During their fall migration, they sometimes form flocks of up to several hundred thousand, converging on certain lakes in Minnesota to feed on wild rice.
The ring-necked duck are omnivores,feeding mainly on invertebrates and submerged aquatic vegetation. Like most birds, they feed mostly on animal matter, like insects, crustaceans, etc., during breeding season for the increased protein, and plant foods during migration.
They nest on the ground and dive in shallow water usually no more than four feet deep..