Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 07/28/2014


Photo taken on June  7, 2014


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nature
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Anatidae
Aythya
Anseriformes
migratory
SW of Calgary
Lesser Scaup
Scaup
Aythya affinis
blue bill
Alberta
Canada
avian
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waterfowl
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fauna
ornithology
Aythyinae


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Lesser Scaup and lines

Lesser Scaup and lines
This handsome Lesser Scaup was swimming with its mate on a very small pond, SW of the city, on 7 June 2014. I so rarely see pond reflections like this, so thought this made a change.

"Two scaup species live in North America: the Greater Scaup prefers salt water and is found in America and Eurasia, while the Lesser Scaup prefers freshwater and is found only in North America. The Lesser Scaup is one of the most abundant and widespread of the diving ducks in North America." From AllAboutBirds.

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Lesser_Scaup/id

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