Greater Scaup

Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)      Order: Anseriformes       Family: Anatidae

Greater Scaup
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)

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:

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