scoter

NOUN
  1. large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
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  • The Red-Breasted Merganser is also a bold world traveler, plying icy waters where usually only scoters and eiders dare to tread.
  • Eider were feeding alongside long-tailed ducks and common scoters, and the drake eiders were in full breeding plumage with their dove-like cooing calls echoing across the open sea. Country diary: Burghead, Moray
  • The ecologist added: We believe climate change may be a factor because warmer winters and springs could lead to aquatic insects such as mayflies and caddis flies hatching earlier in the season and not being available to the scoter ducklings when they hatch out themselves. BBC News - Home
  • Fall and winter bring storms, yes, but also lines of scoters and an occasional spouting whale.
  • Right now, there's a wonderful variety of ducks and geese at Beavertail, including eiders (Somateria mollissima), brants (Branta bernicla), and Black scoters (Melanitta nigra). "You will choke, choke on the air you try to breathe..."
  • Sea ducks like scoters and eiders are also divers.
  • Judging by the density of this pattern and how precisely it's centered on the surf scoter (which was 25 to 30 yards from the shooter when Coats took the photo), there's no question about what happened to the duck milliseconds after the camera shutter closed. The Ultimate Guide to Patterning Your Shotgun for Waterfowl
  • The eight endangered species of birds are common scoter, hen harrier, grey partridge, corncrake, red-necked phalarope, nightjar, roseate tern and corn bunting.
  • Wintering waterfowl include pintail, cinnamon teal, American widgeon, surf scoter and ruddy duck. Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, California
  • Nesting female scoters rely on nutrient reserves stored before nesting for completion of incubation, but rely on exogenous nutrients for egg formation.
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