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White-winged Scoter

Melanitta fusca


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


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).


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

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1 Comment

AshleyT 6 years ago

Got the scoter trifecta, very nice!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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

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