Greater Scaup Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Greater Scaup is a medium-sized diving duck with a rounded head.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Green-winged Teal, smaller than a Canvasback.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 15.3-22.1 in (39-56 cm)
      • Weight: 25.6-48.0 oz (726-1360 g)
      • Wingspan: 28.4-31.1 in (72-79 cm)