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 melfusca6363.jpg (32967 bytes) Velvet Scoter Alternate name
Melanitta fusca Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
51-58 cm Length
Breeds near lakes & rivers, tundra, woodland, winters at sea. Habitat
7-9 eggs incubated by female Clutch  
Molluscs and crustaceans. Food   Diet
gregarious diving duck Habits
490 World Number
Least concern Status
Photo's by Arthur Grosset

Dec 06 Video by  Outwhere all rights reserved

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Melanitta fusca
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