The Greater scaup Bird, just scaup in Europe or, colloquially, “bluebill” in North America, is a mid-sized diving duck, larger than the closely related lesser scaup.
Greater scaup Bird Facts:
- Size: 40-50 cm
- Voice: Mostly silent
- Range: Rare winter visitor
- Habitat: Coastal bays; lagoons and estuaries. Winters on inland lakes
Larger and bulky duck with no crest. Iridescent greenish-black head; barred, grey back; light blue-grey bill; black breast and rump. Female overall brownish with white collar. Feeds mainly by diving; spends days swimming around waterbodies. In large flocks outside breeding season. Gregarious. Few details about this duck are known in the subcontinent.