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Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis

Description:

Medium size duck. Black, gray and white body with a iridescent bluish green head with a blue beak and yellowish orange eye.

Habitat:

Marsh ponds (summer), lakes, bays, estuaries. Summers around large marshes in prairie or forested regions. Winters on lakes, reservoirs, rivers, sheltered areas of coastal bays. Overlaps extensively with Greater Scaup, especially in winter, but at that season the Lesser is far more likely to be found on freshwater lakes and ponds well inland.


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daniel.dparsons
Spotted by
daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Lat: 40.56, Long: -105.09

Spotted on Apr 8, 2019
Submitted on Apr 9, 2019

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