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Bird of the Day – March 23, 2017

black-scoter Black Scoter

This sea bird is a common winter visitor to the US and Canadian coastlines during the winter months.  Usually found in groups (rafts) just outside the surf.  Males are black with a distinctive orange bill. Females are a light grayish brown with a white face, gray/brown cap and a much lighter bill.


 

 Black Scoter
Learn more at: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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