Black Scoter

(Melanitta nigra)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRM - Unranked Migrant

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Rare migrant

Habitat

Large, deep lakes, large rivers

Size

17 to 20 in length

28 wingspan


Identification

 

 
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Food

 

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

Late April to early June and early October to late November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Black Scoter (Melanitta nigra americana)

Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra nigra)

 
Synonyms

Melanitta americana


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Published on Feb 10, 2014

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