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I can't seem to find this guy in the book I have in front of me. Any help in identifying him would be much appreciated.

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wow it's a beauty shot!!! I would have guessed a "golden eye" but then again, I suck at ID of birds,, still learning

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A very nice drake ringneck. Around here was also call them ringbills or ringers. Guys in the southern U.S. call the "jacks" or "blackjacks". They make up a majority of the duck hunters bag here in MN.

The common goldeneye is bigger than a ringneck. The drake goldeneye has a black head with a white dot between it's eye and base of the bill. It's body is mainly white with black wings sitting on top of it's back and a black bill. Drakes look like a milk jug sitting on the water. The hen common goldeneye has a chocolate brown head w/ a black bill with some yellow or orange to it. It's body is a molted gray/white color.

Brian

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Stu, I would have to say that is the most beautiful shot of a drake ringneck I have ever seen. Way to go!!!

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