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lesser scaup

Aythya affinis




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Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis Lesser scaup

2 Comments

Ducks in the northern hemisphere are now going into eclipse plumage, this is the time of year when they do their annual moult and lose all their colourful feathers. You need to look at the shape of the bill, head and body and the colour of the eye. This looks like it might be in the Genus Aythya.

Jeffrey Gray
Jeffrey Gray 4 years ago

juvenile

Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.63, Long: -85.44

Spotted on Jan 17, 2014
Submitted on May 26, 2014

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