Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

LESC

Code 6

AYTAFF

ITIS

HEAD

Lesser Scaup Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Bright yellow
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black with purple gloss.
  • Forehead Color: Black with purple gloss.
  • Nape Color: Black with purple gloss.
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Lesser Scaup Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 38-46 cm (15-18 in)
  • Weight: 1155 g (40.77 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Pale gray with fine black barring.
  • Back Pattern: Solid, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Lesser Scaup Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 61-84 cm (24-33 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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