Male swimming in a city park lake.

Male swimming in a city park lake.
Species: Lesser Scaup   Aythya affinis
Author: Paul A. Davis
Friday, March 6, 2009
Added to IBC: 16 Mar 2009 - 00:14
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Altitude (m): 
58 meters


There were two pairs of scaups in the lake. Normally they keep their distance, but this male couldn't resist coming over to get some bread being thrown by visitors. Even then he kept his distance from shore.


Paul A. Davis, IBC942725. Accessible at

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Paul A. Davis, IBC942725. Photo of Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at City of Orange, USA (United States). Accessible at

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