mandag den 4. februar 2013

Amerikansk Sortand, han, 19.10.2010, Blåvand-Hvidbjerg Strand, Blåvandshuk

This male Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) was photographed on February 2, 2013 near Blåvandshuk on the Danish west coast. However, it has been returning each winter to the exact same spot since it was originally discovered on March 3, 2003.

Note that Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) has more bulbous head shape and thicker neck than Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)

Note that Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) (in center) has obvious inflated trombone cheeks in contrast to Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) where the cheeks are less significant

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