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Black Scoter Melanitta americana   - Male
Black Scoter
Photographer : © Mohit Kumar Ghatak
Location :Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 5 February 2017
English synonyms:Common Scoter, American Scoter, American Black Scoter, Pacific Ocean Scoter
Bird Family :Anatini - Typical Ducks
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic. Breeds in northeastern Russia from Lena River to Kamchatka Peninsula. Split from Common Scoter Melanitta nigra following Collinson, M., 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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