White-winged Scoter

Other Names: none

Distribution: boreal forests throughout the Northern Hemisphere in summer; Northern Hemisphere coasts in winter.

White-winged Scoter distribution range map

Description:

Size: 51-58 cm in length with a 75-85 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  Males are black with bold white wing patches, white crescents around the eyes, and a yellow bill with a black knob at the base. Females are dull brown, with two off-white facial spots and white wing patches. The eyes are bright white.

LS

Species image
White-winged Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Bill Shape
spatulate
long billed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south caribbean
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
walking
Behavior
jerks
zigzag
Markings
plain
Sounds
staccato
Location
ground dwelling
north in summer
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Oceans
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
brown
yellow
rust
Body Shape
necklong
duck
Size
large
medium
small
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
ducks, geese and swans - anseriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern