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Scaup, Lesser
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Aythya affinis
Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, British Columbia, British Isles, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Denmark, Dominica Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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The Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) is a small North American diving duck that migrates south as far as Central America in winter. It is colloquially known as the Little Bluebill or Broadbill because of its distinctive blue bill. The origin of the name scaup may stem from the bird's preference for feeding on scalp - the Scottish word for clams, oysters, and mussels, however, some give it credit to the female's discordant scaup call as the name's source.[ 1] It is apparently a very close relative of the Holarctic Greater Scaup or "bluebill" (A. marila), with which it forms a superspecies.[ 2] ...
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