Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several kinds of ring-plovers. In the United States the name is chiefly given to Ægialites semipalmatus, the semipalmated plover; also to Æ. melodus, the piping-plover. See
Ægialites, and cut under piping-plover.
- n. The ring-necked duck or bastard broadbill, Fuligula rufitorques, having a reddish ring around the black neck in the male.
- n. In Australia, a jackaroo. The name is given in allusion to the white collar which the new arrival is apt to wear, until home training has been supplanted by bush customs. E. E. Morris, Austral English.
- n. Any of several unrelated birds that have a ringed-neck
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small plovers of the genus Ægialitis, having a ring around the neck. The ring is black in summer, but becomes brown or gray in winter. The semipalmated plover (Ægialitis semipalmata) and the piping plover (Ægialitis meloda) are common North American species. Called also
ring plover, and ring-necked plover.
- n. (Zoöl.) The ring-necked duck.
“When hunting with him, it wasn't unusual to end the day with a bag of half a ringneck and 1 and a half rabbits.”
“Let's not forget the ringneck phesant is an invasive species ...”
“Was surprise to catch 17 yellow pearch or ringneck perch from shore using minnows.”
“In the never-ending debate over the impact of non-native species, there are invaders many of us have come to accept and even revere (the ringneck pheasant, Huns, chukars) and there are invaders that are almost universally reviled (the snakehead, kudzu, zebra mussels, Texas Longhorn fans).”
“You'd be hard-pressed to find a more popular gamebird than the ringneck pheasant.”
“I do not want to erase the coyote population (I know that is impossible), but I would like to have the rabbits, as well as quail and ringneck pheasant that used to call this area home, start to return.”
“You talk about invasive species, you mean like brown trout, honey bees, night crawlers, ringneck pheasants, or Hungarian partridge?”
“For non-native, the best examples that come to mind are the brown trout and ringneck pheasant.”
“Dry most years, they fill with rainwater often enough to host ducks, geese and, for those willing to work hard enough to find them, ringneck pheasants.”
“Anyone who has ever shot at a ringneck holds strong opinions as to what constitutes the best pheasant load.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘ringneck’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
birds with singular names from
at least 9 English dictionaries
A list of birders' "shorthand" names, traditional nicknames, non-English names, and obsolete names for feathered creatures worldwide.
Interesting blog entry here on naming U.S. birds.
Adjectives used in actual (non-taxonomic) bird names, past and present.
Nicknames of the white-fronted black-chat, as listed by ressetee on baldyhead.
Looking for tweets for ringneck.