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Black Scoter

Melanitta americana ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

A coastal duck that breeds in the subarctic, the Black Scoter is not well studied in North America. Only a few nests have ever been found.

ML Essential Set
Be a Better Birder Tutorial 4

Calls

  • Whistle Calls
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Wings make whistling noise in flight. Male gives clear whistle in courtship. Female give grating "kraaa."

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