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118248340_d475852925.jpg?v=0 (90024 bytes) Common Scoter Alternate name
Melanitta nigra Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
44 - 54 cm               Length
Sea, grassland Habitat
6 - 8 eggs incubated by female for 30 - 32 days Clutch  
Mulluscs, crustaceans, small fish and plant matter. Food   Diet
gregarious diving duck. Habits
488 World Number
Least Concern Status

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(Melanitta nigra)
Don Jones XC1138
29-02-2004, United States

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