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    White-winged Scoter

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    White-winged Scoter

    Melanitta fusca
    • 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.

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    Other Names
    • Negreta Alas Blancas (Spanish)
    • Macreuse brune (French)
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