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Surf Scoter, m & f

Melanitta perspicillata


Breeds in tundra and taiga and winters along the west coast and less on the east coast. Often seen in mixed rafts with other sea ducks, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoters, Barrow's Goldeneye.

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birdlady6000 7 years ago

Just added a clearer photo of the male Surf Scoter so that his wonderful head and bill markings can be seen more clearly.

Blaine, Washington, USA

Lat: 48.99, Long: -122.74

Spotted on Mar 24, 2012
Submitted on Apr 4, 2012

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