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Northern shovelers and scaup were tied for third at 4.4 million each.
Species seeing a decline included mallards (11 percent), American wigeon (19 percent), green-winged teal (16 percent), redhead (13 percent), canvasback (1 percent) and scaup (12 percent).
Harris is a repeat winner in the Golden State competition, having claimed top honors in 2014 with his depiction of a lesser scaup duck.
Of the 10 duck species surveyed, all except for pintail and scaup are above long-term averages.
As the researchers expected, the lesser scaups housed in groups grew longer penises than those housed in pairs.
Lesser scaups do form pair bonds, and attempt forced copulations with other females somewhat less often.
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Origin and Etymology of scaup
First Known Use: 1797See Words from the same year
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