Family: Anatidae, Ducks and Geese view all from this family
Description Male has mainly glossy black plumage, with white flanks; bill is mainly gray, becoming pale toward the black tip. Female has mostly brown plumage, palest on flanks, often with white feathering at base of dark-tipped bill; lacks female Ring-necked's "spectacle."
Dimensions Length: 17" (43 cm)
Habitat Regular in Alaska and south to Washington.
Range Western Canada, California, New England, Alaska
Discussion Eurasian counterpart of similar Ring-necked. Head is rounded (not peaked) and has tuft at rear of crown (most pronounced in male).