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Surf scoter (male)

Melanitta perspicillata

Description:

Males are black with distinctive white patches on their head and a colorful bill. Females are smaller and brown (pic 3).These are diving sea ducks that eat mussels and invertebrates for much of their diet.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2020
Submitted on Feb 5, 2020

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