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
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 ...
... of ducks associated with them. The two species of scaup sometimes occur in
the same places, but they tend to keep to themselves rather than mixing freely.
Lesser scaup have one of the most extensive breeding ranges of North American
ducks. Their breeding range extends from the northern United States through ...
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 ...
Greater scaup breed on the tundra and in the Boreal Forest zones from Iceland
across northern Scandinavia, northern Russia, northern Siberia and the western
Comparison of Greater and Lesser Scaup. Help with a challenging identification
is here! These remarkable pictures by Brian Currie offer a side-by-side ...
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 ...
Aythya marila. The Greater Scaup drake has a black chest and rump, white flanks
and undersides. Its back is grayish. It has a large rounded head with a ...
Take comfort in the fact that correctly picking a Greater Scaup out from a group of
Lesser Scaup might be next to impossible. It takes a lot of experience and skill ...