Ringneck

Ring"neck`

(?), n. 1. (Zol.) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus gialitis, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (gialitis semipalmata) and the piping plover (gialitis meloda) are common North American species. Called also ring plover, and ring-necked plover.
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2. (Zol.) The ring-necked duck.
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