Smew Distribution & Description
Other Names: none
Distribution: Lakes and rivers throughout Scandinavia and Russia; western populations winter in Europe while eastern populations winter in East Asia.
Size: 38-44 cm in length.
Plumage: Males have a white breast and throat separated by a thin black ring, a white face with black eye rings, and white wing tops with a white nape, giving them a distinctive panda-like appearance. The tail and flight feathers are mottled gray.
Females and immature birds are gray with a black nape and a dark chestnut crest and face. Both sexes have a hooked gray beak.