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ring-necked

[ring-nekt] /ˈrɪŋˌnɛkt/
adjective, Zoology
1.
having a ring of distinctive color around the neck.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Here he has around nine thousand ring-necked pheasant and wild turkeys eating themselves fat.
  • It is an important resting and feeding area for migratory waterfowl, especially ring-necked ducks.
  • ring-necked pheasant nesting ecology and wheat farming on the high plains.
  • The sensitivity of lark sparrows and ring-necked pheasants to habitat fragmentation has not been studied.
British Dictionary definitions for ring-necked

ring-necked

adjective
1.
(of animals, esp certain birds and snakes) having a band of distinctive colour around the neck
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