Greater Scaup

Aythya marila
A Greater Scaup specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Fairly common migrant and winter resident from October to May, usually seen in brackish bays and estuaries. Distinguished from the more common lesser scaup by the purplish cast to the head and slightly larger size.

Specimen Information

Date: 1/11/1884
Collected By: Wm J Fisher
Locality: St Paul, Kodiak Island, AK
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 102263