Dictionary » R » Ringneck

Ringneck

ringneck

1. (Science: zoology) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus aegialitis, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (ae. Semipalmata) and the piping plover (ae. Meloda) are common North American species.

Synonym: ring plover, and ring-necked plover.

2. (Science: zoology) The ring-necked duck.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,018 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link