Greater Scaup
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Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup - photo by Ashley Beolens

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) is a very rare bird for Haryana. There are only historical records but a few sightings have been reported in Delhi recently.  Identification: Small diving duck with glossy greenish, rounded crown and yellow eyes. The bill is blue with black nail at tip. Dark wing with dark-tipped white secondaries and inner primaries and pale gray outer primaries. Adult males and females similar.

Order: ANSERIFORMES    Family: Anatidae    Size: 13 inch    Wingspan: 31 inch

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