surf scoter

noun

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surf%20scoter. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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