Black Scoter

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Black Scoter

Melanitta americana
  • ORDER: Anseriformes
  • FAMILY: Anatidae
Basic Description

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.

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Other Names
  • Negrón Americano (Spanish)
  • Macreuse à bec jaune (French)
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