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White-winged Scoter

Melanitta fusca

Description:

Winter plumage on this individual, but white wing bar is distinctive, as is shape of the bill.

Habitat:

Prospect Lake is an artificial reservoir in a city park set in an urban residential neighborhood. Park is mostly lawns with planted trees (elm, cottonwood, mixed conifers).

Notes:

White-winged Scoter is normally an ocean-going duck, so quite out-of-place here.

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1 Comment

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Got the scoter trifecta, very nice!

BugEric
Spotted by
BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Nov 16, 2014
Submitted on Dec 1, 2014

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