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Lesser scaup (male)

Aythya affinis

Description:

The Lesser scaup males have a black, effervescent head and a small tuft at the crown, a black breast, a whitish-grey back and wings with darker vermiculations and black outer and greyish-brown inner primaries. The underparts are white with some olive vermiculations on the flanks, and the rectrices and tail coverts are black.

Habitat:

Their breeding habitat is inland lakes and marsh ponds in tundra from Alaska through western Canada to western Montana.

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Lukas Ferrenburg
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Lukas Ferrenburg

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Dec 31, 2012
Submitted on Dec 31, 2012

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