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Scoter, Black
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Melanitta americana
Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, British Columbia, California, Canada, Central America and Caribbean, China, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia (State), Germany, Global, Hong Kong, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Korea, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts Read more
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The total population is estimated to number c.530,000-830,000 individuals (Delany and Scott 2006), probably including c.350,000-560,000 mature individuals, on the basis that they probably account for around 2/3 of the population. ...
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The Black or American Scoter (Melanitta americana) is a large sea duck, 43 to 49 centimeters in length. Together with the Common Scoter M. nigra, it forms the subgenus Oidemia; the two are sometimes considered conspecific, the Black Scoter then being referred to as M. nigra americana. Its French name, used in parts of its Canadian range, is macreuse noire[ 2] (also meaning "black scoter"). ...
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