A compact diving duck with a distinctive head shape—a sloping forehead and peaked rear crown. The crown flattens when they are diving. In flight, Ring-necked Ducks appear large-headed with a thin neck and a short, round body.
Smaller than a Mallard or Redhead; about the same size as Lesser Scaup.crow-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 15.3-18.1 in (39-46 cm)
- Weight: 17.3-32.1 oz (490-910 g)
- Wingspan: 24.4-24.8 in (62-63 cm)