Male Black Scoter

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Colouring All black body with yellow patch on bill
Voice Male musical whistle, female deep growl
Feeds on Shellfish, crustaceans and worms
Flight Fast and low
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Male Black Scoter
Male Black Scoter
Also Known As ..
Common Scoter
Page Last Updated 10/29/2019 8:45:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Secure
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Melanitta nigra
Category Wildfowl
StdName Common Scoter
Vital Statistics
Length 17.7 to 21.3 ins
Weight 42.5 to 49.6 ozs
Wingspan 31.1 to 35.4 ins
Lifespan 10 to 15 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Medium
Beak Shape Spatulate
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Black Scoter (Species=Melanitta nigra / Standard Name=Common Scoter)