Definition of ringneck in English:


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  • Any of a number of ring-necked birds, in particular:
    • a common pheasant of a variety having a white neck ring.Australian a green parrot with a yellow collar (genus Barnardius, family Psittacidae: two species).North American a ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris, family Anatidae).
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    • On the one hand, you have the uplands: home to the ruffed grouse and the woodcock, the ringneck pheasant, the bobwhite quail, and just possibly sharptail grouse and Hungarian partridge, too.
    • Wigeon, scaup, ringnecks and a considerable number of mallards make use of the parkland habitat, Sharp said.
    • It made a good all-around bird gun and took its share of ringnecks.

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