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Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata, 20 in. / 50.8 cm. COMMON on both North American coasts. RARE inland. Nests on ponds and lakes within spruce forests. Winters on open salt water, especially along rocky shorelines. More COMMON along the Pacific Coast. Handheld.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Birds Ducks Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata Birds of Clifornia Birds of Orange County.

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Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris, 17 in. / 43.2 cm. COMMON. Nests on ponds with emergent vegetation. Winters on ponds and rivers, often near or among trees, rarely on salt water. Here the colorful neck ring that gives this duck its name is visible.

Kiwannis Park, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.

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Tags:   Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Birds of Arizona Birds of Maricopa County. Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl ©bryanjsmith

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Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis, 16.5 in. / 41.9 cm. COMMON and widespread. Nests on ponds and lakes. Winters on ponds, lakes and protected bays. Favors fresh water. Handheld.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Birds of California Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl Aythya affinis Lesser Scaup ©bryanjsmith

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Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus, 14 in. / 35.56 cm. Breeds on ponds with some emergent vegetation. Winters on open water on larger lakes or open ocean, rarely on small ponds.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Orange County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Grebes Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Birds of Orange County Birds of California Podicepididae ©bryanjsmith Slavonian Grebe

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Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis, L 16.5 in. / 41.9 cm. COMMON and widespread. Nests on ponds and lakes. Winters on ponds, lakes and protected bays. Favors fresh water. Handheld.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, United States.

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Tags:   Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Birds of California. Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl ©bryanjsmith


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