Male Velvet Scoter

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Colouring Black body with yellow patch on bill, red legs
Voice Male whistles, female growls
Feeds on Shellfish, shrimps, crabs
Flight Fast and low, heavy but strong
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Male Velvet Scoter
Male Velvet Scoter
Also Known As ..
White-winged Scoter
Page Last Updated 11/13/2019 4:20:01 AM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Localised
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Melanitta fusca
Category Wildfowl
StdName White-winged Scoter
Vital Statistics
Length 20.5 to 23.2 ins
Weight 38.9 to 42.5 ozs
Wingspan 35.4 to 39.0 ins
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
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Velvet Scoter (Species=Melanitta fusca / Standard Name=White-winged Scoter)