Lesser Scaup

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Lesser Scaup

Postby mc » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:00 pm

i believe that these individuals are lesser scaup.....may i get help from the group?

ImageLesser Scaup - Unwin Ave Bridge Toronto - 20180109 (2) by mc birding, on Flickr

ImageLesser Scaup - Unwin Ave Bridge Toronto - 20180109 (1) by mc birding, on Flickr
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Re: Lesser Scaup

Postby thouc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:37 am

I think they are Greater Scaup. The bird in the second picture looks like it has a peaked crown, but Lesser Scaup should have the peak further back. And the two birds in the top picture have fairly rounded heads.
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Re: Lesser Scaup

Postby mc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:10 pm

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Re: Lesser Scaup

Postby thouc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:05 pm

That looks good for Lesser Scaup with the more abrupt peak further back on the head. You can also notice less black on the tip of the bill.
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Re: Lesser Scaup

Postby mc » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm

thanks so much for you input and tips thouc!
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