Black Scoter, American Scoter Melanitta americana
Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae
Names in different Languages
|English||Black Scoter, American Scoter|
|French||Macreuse noire, Macreuse américaine|
A large sea duck, characterised by its bulky shape and large bill. The species breeds in the far North of Canada, in Labrador and Newfoundland and migrates into more moderate regions South. Dives for crustacean and mollusks.
How to Identify
Drake is completely black with a bulky yellow beak. Female is brown with pale cheeks.
Where When to Spot
I observed this species in May at the coast in Tadoussac.