White-winged Scoter

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White-winged Scoter

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

A large black duck of coastal waters, the White-winged Scoter breeds farther inland than the other two scoter species and is the one most likely to appear inland on lakes and rivers during migration.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Negrón aliblanco (Spanish)
  • Macreuse à ailes blanches (French)
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