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Common Scoter Melanitta nigra   - Male in flight
Common Scoter
Photographer : © Christoph Bock
Location :Baltic See near Rügen, Germany
Date : 22-3 September 2006
English synonyms:Black Scoter, Eurasian Black Scoter
Bird Family :Anatini - Typical Ducks
Bird Group :ANSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic. Breeds as far east as River Khatanga in Russia (approx. longitude 102° East).
Ref.: Martin Collinson, David T. Parkin, Alan G. Knox, George Sangster and Andreas J. Helbig. Species limits within the genus Melanitta, the scoters. British Birds 99: 183-201.
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