Female Velvet Scoter
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Characteristics
Colouring Dark brown body, white spots on face
Voice Male whistles, female growls
Feeds on Shellfish, shrimps, crabs
Flight Fast and low, heavy but strong
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Female Velvet Scoter
Female Velvet Scoter
Also Known As ..
White-winged Scoter
Page Last Updated 19/05/2017 19:56:00
Base Information
Sex Female
Age Both
Status Localised
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Melanitta fusca
Category Wildfowl
StdName White-winged Scoter
Vital Statistics
Length 52 to 59 cms
Weight 1100 to 1200 gms
Wingspan 90 to 99 cms
Lifespan 10 to 12 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape Spatulate
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
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Region NANNorth America
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Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Female Velvet Scoter (Species=Melanitta fusca / Standard Name=White-winged Scoter)