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    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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