Common scoter

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The Common scoter – Melanitta nigra is a large Palearctic diving sea duck of Type – waterbird, Family Anatidae and Order Anseriformes. It is a summer breeder to far N of Eurasia and winters close inshore to NE Atlantic coastlines from N Norway to S Western Sahara. In the AWB Region it is a winter visitor to the Atlantic coastlines of Morocco and Western Sahara.

Type - waterbird - nests in Tundra or woodland close to the sea or wetlands,
Summer Habitat - Tundra and far N woodlands close to sea coast or wetlands, rarely inland, 
Winter Habitat - inshore temperate Atlantic coastlines, estuaries, sheltered bays, gregarious in favorable spots,

Order:	Anseriformes
Family:	Anatidae
Genus:	Melanitta

Species - Melanitta nigra
Common scoter - Species - ebird.org
Common scoter - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Common scoter - Bird - rspb.org.uk
Common scoter - Birds - wildlifetrusts.org
Common scoter - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Common scoter - Images - google.com
Common scoter - Video - youtube.com
Common scoter - Datazone - birdlife.org

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