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Scoter, Surf
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Melanitta perspicillata
Africa, Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Belgium, Bermuda, British Columbia, British Isles, California, Canada, Central America and Caribbean, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia (State), Germany, Global, Greenland, Iceland, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Japan, Kansas Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.250,000-1,300,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while the population in Russia has been estimated at <c.100 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009). ...
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It winters further south in temperate zones, on the coasts of the northern USA. Small numbers regularly winter in western Europe as far south as Great Britain and Ireland. Some birds may over-winter on the Great Lakes. It forms large flocks on suitable coastal waters. These are tightly packed, and the birds tend to take off together. ...
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