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Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata   - Adult male
Surf Scoter
Photographer : © Aurélien Audevard
Location :Monterey Bay, California, USA
Date : 1 February 2016
English synonyms:Red-billed Scoter, Spotty-nosed Scoter, Skunkhead Coot
Bird Family :Anatini - Typical Ducks
Bird Group :ANSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic. Non-breeding birds occur in far northeastern Russia. 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 Vol. 99: 183-201.
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