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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Scaup, Greater
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Scaup, Greater
-Aythya marila (Linnaeus)

Adult male: Head, neck, breast, shoulders, fore-back, rump, tail coverts, and ventral area, black; head and neck with greenish gloss. Middle back and scapulars white crossed by wavy black lines. Wing coverts slaty brown, finely marked with white. Tail and primaries dark brown. Speculum white, bordered in front, above, and behind with black. Belly white, sharply cut off from black beast, the hind part crossed by zig-zag narrow blackish lines; sides and flanks white, finely vermiculated with black. Eye yellow. Bill greyish blue with black nail. Legs and feet bluish grey.