Scoter, Surf bird pictures

Scoter, Surf bird picturesSURF SCOTER
166. Oidemia perspicillata. 20 inches.

The male of this species is entirely black, excepting a white spot on top of the head and another on the nape; eye white; bill red, white and yellow with a large black spot near the base.

The female is a grayish brown, lighter below; also with a spot of dull white in front of the eye and the same in back.