Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata
Surf Scoter specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Abundant migrant and winter resident from mid-October to early March, seen mostly along the littoral zone of the Eastern Shore. The male is black, the female brown.

Specimen Information

This record is for the male, the bird on the left.
Date:  11/30/1914
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Plum Point, Calvert Co, MD
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  236709
The bird on the right is a female.