Looks like a ring-necked duck, quacks like a ring-necked duck

On April 14, the ring-necked duck (Aythya collaris) was seen for the first time in Latvia, said the Latvian Association of Ornithologists.

The ring-necked duck usually inhabits North America – Canada, Alaska, and the northern part of the USA. It is a rare visitor to European countries; Estonians have reported one sighting in 2009 whereas Lithuania has no reported sightings of the duck.

Bird-watcher Māris Jaunzemis caught the visitor on duck tape in Saldus municipality, Sātiņi pond. Anyone who spots an unusual bird can report it to the nature portal Dabasdati.lv.

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