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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Scoter, Surf
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Scoter, Surf
-Melanitta perspicillata (Linnaeus)


Adult male: Plumage black with white triangle on forehead and another on nape. Bill with base swollen and elevated along ridge abruptly descending over nostrils; a roundish or squarish black patch on sides of bill near base, bordered behind and above by orange or red and in front and below by white; ridge and nasal area reddish; nail yellowish. Eye white. Legs reddish on out side, orange inner side with blackish blotches; webs blackish.

 


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