Bird Families

Spotted Scooter / Melanitta perspicillata

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  • Superclass Tetrapoda Class Birds Aves
  • Order Anseriformes - Anseriformes
  • Family Duck - Anatidae
  • Subfamily Duck, or true ducks - Anatinae
  • Tribe Sea Ducks - Mergini
  • Rod Turpans - Melanitta

Pied-nosed turpan [red-billed] - Melanitta perspicillata - looks like a turpan, but there is no white "mirror", the male has white spots on the back of the head and forehead.

On the territory of Russia - a migratory bird. Several times (in winter and summer) the speckled scoop was caught near the Commander Islands and was twice encountered on the Chukotka Peninsula (6 VIII 1843 in Mechigmen Bay and 1 VIII 1881 near Cape Vankarem). Outside the territory of the former USSR: Canada in the basin of the river, Mackenzie from the hall. Mackenzie to Lake Deer. In winter: the western and eastern coasts of the North. America, Aleutian Islands.

Hump-nosed scooter

Hump-nosed scoop (Melanitta deglandi).

The color of hump-nosed scooters is dominated by black. The plumage of the head seems to fit on the base of the beak - hence the name of the species. Yellow and red colors are noticeable in the beak coloration. The head, neck and chest are black. There is a noticeable white spot under the eye in the form of a comma lying on its side. There is a white "mirror" on the wing.

In flight on the wings it is noticeable by the large white rectangle. Hence the name of the species in English - white-winged scooper. Hump-nosed scoops live in the coastal strip, inhabiting sea lagoons, river mouths. These birds can also be seen on the lakes along the sea coast. From Russia, hump-nosed scoops fly away for wintering to the shores of the Japanese and Yellow Seas, on the coast of the North Pacific. Hump-nosed scooters build nests in the tundra and forest-tundra; they are also noted in the extreme east of the country - on Sakhalin. On the territory of Russia, hump-nosed scooters nest, in particular, in Eastern Siberia, in the foothills of the Sayan Mountains, on the territory of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

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