Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca

ML108504871


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João Tiago Tavares
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eBird Checklist S16335670
Praia do Trafal
Loulé, Faro, Portugal
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Latitude and Longitude 37.0552, -8.0752 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Comments

white secondaries visible

Observation details

Bird that came flying from the east where first seen at Ancão; huge, perhaps 120% of Mel nig (length in flight), white secondaries obvious in flight and seen also while preening, longer neck than nigra, typical head shape (with squarish peaked head, not so square as perspicillata nor rounded like nigra) forming unmistakeable concave profile with bill (no knobs or lumps); very obvious white round patch at base of bill (below lores) and more discrete cheek patch behind eye; a little yellow sometimes aparent subterminally to dark bill tip; (at least one dive with closed wings?)

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 500D
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
851KB
Dimensions
1941 x 1294

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