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Scoter bird pictures


Scoter bird picturesSCOTER
163. Oidemia americana. 19 inches.

Scoters or "Coots," as they are generally called, are Sea Ducks whose plumage is almost wholly black; base of the bill is yellow and orange.

This species nest similar to the Eiders, concealing it under overhanging rocks or in tufts of grass.

6 to 10 eggs of a dull buff color (2.50 x 1.70).