AudioDateDownLeftRightUpIconCloseDownload iconfacebookReportGallerySettingsGiftLanguageGridLanguage iconListMapMenunoAudionoPhotoPhotoPlayPlusSearchStartwitterUserVideo
Data for:
Douglas, Oregon, United States
List:

Anseriformes > Anatidae

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Large duck; similar in size to a Mallard with a powerful bill. Breeding males are black with white forehead, nape and colorful bill. Females and first-year males have dark brown body and white patches on the cheek. Dives to reach mussels and other aquatic invertebrates. Often seen in harbors, bays and coastal habitats, sometimes in large flocks.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all

Learn more about Surf Scoter from…

All About Birds

Your Online Guide To Birds And Bird Watching

Birds of North America

Comprehensive life histories of North American breeding birds

Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America