Nova Scotia Hunter Safety Course

 

Sea Ducks

White-winged Scoters

White Winger Scoter

  • Males have distinct markings on the bill with white around eye
  • Dark Body
  • White speculum

Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter

  • White patches on head

 

Black Scoter

Black Scoter

  • Bright orange on bill (male)

Common Eider

Common Eider

  • Males have very large amount of white on upper wings and black
  • Females are brown

 

King Eider

King Eider

  • Blue crest and orange shielded bill (male)

Long-tailed Duck

Long Tailed Duck

  • Males have long pointed tail feathers like the pintail
  • Both sexes have dark wings with white heads during winter

Harlequin

Harlequin

  • A species concer federally
  • Males and females have distinct head spots
  • Both appear dark at a distance but males are quite colorful at close view
 
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