surf scoter


Definition of surf scoter

: a common American scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) of which the adult male has conspicuous white markings on the head and neck with otherwise black plumage and the female and young are grayish brown

called also surf coot

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“Surf scoter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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