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Greater Scaup

Aythya marila ORDER: ANSERIFORMES FAMILY: ANATIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Greater Scaup is found primarily along the seacoast and on large bodies of water. Unlike its look-alike relative the Lesser Scaup, the Greater Scaup is found across Eurasia as well as North America.

Calls

  • Calls, takeoff
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Male makes a soft, fast whistle. Female makes hoarse, raspy "arr-arr-arr."

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