Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

SUSC

Code 6

MELPER

ITIS

HEAD

Surf Scoter Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: White to yellow-white.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: White and black.
  • Nape Color: White patch on black.
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Surf Scoter Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 43-53 cm (17-21 in)
  • Weight: 1000 g (35.27 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Surf Scoter Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapid direct flight., Strong deep wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 76-91 cm (30-36 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Orange-red
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