Greater Scaup

(Aythya marila)

               
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

Common migrant

Habitat

Large lakes, marshes, reservoirs, usually far from shore

Size

16 to 19 in length

28 wingspan


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Migration

Late March to early June and early October to early December


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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eurasian American Greater Scaup (Aythya marila nearctica)

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila marila)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  greater scaup
groenelantaarn
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

Aythya marila

kinderboerderij jong leven sint pancras holland

 
     
  Greater Scaup
Gary Shugart
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 9, 2011

I clicked through these scaup looking for a Lesser but all I've seen are Greaters. Greaters because of head shape looking especially for the forehead "lump" of the Greater and lack of peak at back of the head of Lessers. Its obvious that I need a faster camera. I'm using a Panasonic HDC-TM55K Hi-Def Camcorder that shoots at 30 fps with 24x optical zoom. Auto exposure burns out the white in bright light.

 
     
  greater scaup (female)
groenelantaarn
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 4, 2010

female Aythya marila..
sint pancras holland

 
     
  Scaup Comparison & Quiz
AvianBiologyGuy
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 12, 2012

First a side-by-side comparison of Greater and Lesser Scaup. Then a pop quiz of an unidentified Scaup species. Take your time to study it, and submit your answer in the comments section!

 
     
  greater scaup
John Chapple
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 18, 2011

A pair of Greater Scaup have spent most of the winter here at Par Beach Pool,nr St Austell, Cornwall

 
     

 

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