Greater Scaup
(Aythya Marila)

Appearance - The male Greater Scaup has a black head with a green sheen, a black neck, breast, and rump, yellow eyes and blue beak with black tip, the belly and flanks are white, upperparts are pale grey with black vermiculation, and legs and feet are greyish-blue. The female has a brown head and body with a white band at the base of the beak, yellow eyes, darker beak than the male, and sometimes a whitish spot on side of the head. The Greater Scaup is very similar to the Lesser Scaup.

Notes - The Greater Scaup is a small diving duck, colloquially called the Bluebill. Unlike the smaller but very similiar Lesser Scaup, this duck is found across Eurasia as well as North America.

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