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White-winged Scoter


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.


  • Short calls, splashing
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Usually silent. Wings make quiet whistling noise in flight. Male has bell-like note in courtship. Female makes thin whistling note.

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