Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves (Birds) Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) is a rare bird for India. A few sightings have been reported in Delhi recently.
Identification: Small diving duck with glossy greenish, rounded crown and yellow eyes. The bill is blue with black nail at tip. Dark wing with dark-tipped white secondaries and inner primaries and pale gray outer primaries. Adult males and females similar.
Size: 13 inch Wingspan: 31 inch Food: