Black Scoter

Melanitta americana

ML175344701


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Lauren Harter
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eBird Checklist S15845780
Lake Crowley--marina
Mono, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 37.5817, -118.7323 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Female-plumaged bird foraging briefly and loafing +/- directly across from the marina along the rocky shore. Smaller than Common Mergansers but looked about twice the size of nearby Ruddy Ducks. All-dark including eye and bill except for large very pale sandy brown face patch, extending from the base of the bill just below the eye to the sides of the neck, down to ~just above the breast. Cap and nape blackish. No contrast between upperparts and flanks as comparatively tiny Ruddy Duck would show.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 4
f-stop
f/2.8
Focal length
3.9 mm
Shutter speed
1/405 sec
ISO
80
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
56KB
Dimensions
425 x 301

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