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Lesser Scaup
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Aythya
Species: Aythya affinis
Two scaup species live in North America: the Greater Scaup prefers salt water and is found in America and Eurasia, while the Lesser Scaup prefers freshwater and is found... More »
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Lesser scaup


The lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) is a small North American diving duck that migrates south as far as Central America in winter. It is colloquially known as the little ...

Lesser Scaup Facts, Figures, Description and Photo - Ducks Unlimited


Description: Lesser and greater scaup are often found together. The smaller size of the lesser scaup is very obvious. Lesser scaup also have a smaller, ...

Lesser Scaup | Audubon Field Guide - National Audubon Society


Overlaps extensively with Greater Scaup, especially in winter, but at that season the Lesser is far more likely to be found on freshwater lakes and ponds well ...

The rump, tail and undertail coverts are black. These ducks have an extensive North American range, which in summer includes Alaska and all of Canada, as well as northern regions of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and Colorado. When birding in parks, dogs should be kept ... More »
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Lesser Scaup - BirdWeb


The Lesser Scaup is one of the most abundant diving ducks in the Northwest. Male Lesser Scaups have white flanks, black rumps and breasts, and lined gray ...

Lesser scaup videos, photos and facts - Aythya affinis | ARKive


One of the most abundant and widespread of North American ducks, the lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) is a medium-sized, black and white diving duck with a ...

Greater and Lesser Scaup


Images B and C show the typical Lesser Scaup head shape with pointed rear crown and how head color can vary from purple to green gloss depending on ...

Lesser Scaup - Whatbird.com


Lesser Scaup: Medium-sized diving duck has finely barred gray back and gray- washed white underparts. Head, neck and breast are black with purple gloss.

BioKIDS - Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species, Aythya affinis, lesser ...


Lesser scaup are medium-sized diving ducks. Males are slightly larger than females. Males and females have different feather colors throughout most of the year ...

Popular Q&A
Q: What are symptoms of LESSER SCAUP ?
A: Aythya affinis; lake duck; lesser scaup; lesser scaup duck Read More »
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Q: What is a lesser scaup duck?
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Q: Greater Scaup or Lesser Scaup?
A: Many different types of ducks have distinctive markings and bold plumages that make identification easy, but that isn’t the case with the scaups. The greater sc... Read More »
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Q: What is the meaning of lesser scaup duck?
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Lesser Scaup, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of ...


Learn how to identify Lesser Scaup, its life history, cool facts, sounds and calls, and watch videos. Two scaup species live in North America: the Greater Scaup ...