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Duck, Lesser Scaup bird pictures


Duck, Lesser Scaup bird picturesLESSER SCAUP DUCK
149. Marila affinis. 17 inches.

Slightly smaller than the last, and with the head of the male glossed purple instead of green on the black.

They are one of the most abundant migrants, and are one of the most
active of the family, diving at the flash of a gun. The immense flocks generally keep out in the open waters of the lakes or rivers; where they feed by diving.

Nest. - Is made of marsh grasses and neatly lined with feathers from the breast of the female: 6 to 9 eggs of a pale gray color (2.25 x 1.55).