1. diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill
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How To Use scaup In A Sentence

  • The lesser scaup is a lovely duck indeed, one that, on its own merits, should always be a pleasure to spy on a lake or stretch of sea coast.
  • Seen in flight, the white on the wings of the Greater Scaup extends into the primaries, where it is gray on the Lesser Scaup.
  • In the Hand The broad, blue bill is characteristic, and it's the reason both greater and lesser scaup are nicknamed "bluebill. Field Guide: Know Your Waterfowl
  • From time to time, the pond has hosted the locally rare redhead, a member of the group to which scaup, the canvasback and ring-necked duck belong.
  • Waterfowl, most of whom migrate to the Taiga Plains in spring and summer, include the red-throated loon, ring-necked duck, greater scaup, canvasback, and all manner of other ducks, geese and swans.
  • There are mallards galore, the males with their metallic green heads and the females a dowdy brown, and busy little black scaups, bobbing like bath toys.
  • Outside of the breeding season, Greater Scaup form large flocks or rafts, numbering in the thousands.
  • When drought hit the prairies and parkland in the mid-1980s, scaup (bluebill) numbers fell below their goal of just over 6 million.
  • When busy with birdlife, more than 23,000 birds, including 28 species of wildfowl, have been recorded here - including rare types such as scaup, smew, long-tailed duck, scoter and Bewick's swan. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Wigeon, scaup, ringnecks and a considerable number of mallards make use of the parkland habitat, Sharp said.
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