Images A-F are of a pair of male Lesser Scaup present at Griffin Park in Bowling Green on 8 and 9 January 2007. Explore Rick Leche's photos on Flickr.

Lesser scaup also have a smaller, less-round, purple-tinted head than greater scaup. Tight-knit groups of Lesser Scaup congregate on large lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries during migration and winter, sometimes by the thousands. Pair Vintage Hand Carved Wood Working Bluebill, Drake And Hen Duck Decoy Wisconsin. Lesser and greater scaup are often found together. New list: Close Add to List. Thanks for following along folks. $125.00. The smaller size of the lesser scaup is very obvious. The neck, breast and upper mantle are … From afar flocks might just look like floating mats of vegetation on the water. Lesser Scaup Hen sketch complete!! The light band near the trailing edges of the wings runs almost to the tip in the greater scaup, but only about half way in the lesser.

Comparison of Lesser and Greater Scaup Photos and text by David Roemer . Tight-knit groups of Lesser Scaup congregate on large lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries during migration and winter, sometimes by the thousands. 2x Bluebill Lesser Scaup Hen Working Decoy Wood Carved Feathers Valleyfield 1960. The greater scaup is also slightly larger and has a flatter top of the head. Except for the wing marks, greater and lesser scaup appear nearly identical in the field. Average Size Lesser scaups have an average length of 17 inches and an average weight of 1 7/8 pounds.

RT139 Lesser Scaup Hen Head.

Hen diving ducks look very similar, with the exception of the wedge-shaped head on a canvasback. A closer look reveals black-and-white males and chocolatey-brown females floating on the surface and diving below to eat aquatic invertebrates and plants. The hen has a brown head and breast and white at the base of her black tipped gray bill.


$79.99. Rick Leche has uploaded 4809 photos to Flickr. The Lesser Scaup nests near prairie wetlands. Birders who learn the many tiny differences between the two birds, however, can gradually become proficient in telling them apart. Hen and Drake both available! DM me if interested!! RT139 Lesser Scaup Hen Head. Range Lesser scaups are found in all 4 flyways, but the majority of birds migrate through the Central and Mississippi.

Mini Hen . The greater scaup and lesser scaup are some of the most challenging waterfowl for birders to distinguish between, and there is no single indicator that is clear for either bird.