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Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata


This male has a black body with a white patch on the back of the neck and the forehead. Bill mostly orange with large, black patch at the base.


Found in the Wrangell Narrows while kayaking. Could see lots of glaciers and mountain pine forests while on the water.

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Spotted on Sep 19, 2015
Submitted on Jan 16, 2016

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