Scaup Sound Recordings Grand Rapids MI

Local resource for scaup sound recordings in Grand Rapids, MI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to scaup sound recordings, scaup song recordings, and scaup bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting scaups, scaup feeders, scaup types, and scaup descriptions.

Rider's Hobby Shop
(616) 247-9933
2055 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Harbourfront Hobbies and Crafts
(616) 842-2910
707 Washington Street
Grand Haven, MI
 
Twisted RC
(616) 784-1901
1750 Vinecroft St NW
Grand Rapids, MI
 
J & J Basic HO Layouts
(616) 676-5983
6670 Conservation NE
Ada, MI
 
Earl's Train World
(616) 868-7495
10560 Cascade Road S.E.
Lowell, MI
 
Hobby World
(616) 538-6130
2851 Clyde Park S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Rider's Hobby Of Grand Rapids
(616) 247-9933
Rider's Hobby Of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Sidetrax Hobbies
(616) 249-9504
3819 Rivertown Parkway SW
Grandville, MI
 
Rivertown Hobbies
(616) 863-3600
8450 Algoma Avenue NE
Rockford, MI
 
C & S Products
(616) 696-9078
15720 Shaner Ave NE
Cedar Springs, MI

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Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup

Aythya marila L 18" (46 cm)

Photo by Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

Listen to a greater scaup.

Male scaup are easily recognized by their white sides and black heads. Females are brown with a large white patch at the base of the bill. Both have a distinctive blue bill, which gives rise to a name commonly used by hunters-the blue bill. Telling the two scaup apart requires a close look at the head shape, and, in flight, the wing stripe. Greaters have more rounded heads and a longer wing stripe. They are more coastal in winter, favoring less sheletered and saltier water. They are generally scarce inland except on their northern Canadian breeding grounds, but occasionally can be found in flocks of lesser scaup. Greaters feed throughout the day, diving for mollusks and grass seeds, but plants make up only a small part of the diet in winter. Silent most of the year, the calls are nearly identical to those of lesser scaup. Recent studies suggest that the population may have declined significantly in recent decades, but the cause is not known.

This sound file requires RealPlayer . Bird song courtesy of Lang Elliott, NatureSound Studio . ...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Aythya affinis L 16 ½ " (42 cm)

Photo by Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

Listen to a lesser scaup.

Male scaup are easily recognized by their white sides and black heads. Females are brown with a large white patch at the base of the bill. Both have a distinctive blue bill which gives rise to a name commonly used by hunters-the blue bill. Telling the two scaup apart requires a close look at the head shape, and, in flight the wing stripe. Lessers have a more pointed head and a shorter wing stripe. The lesser is the more inland of the two, found on lakes, ponds, rivers, and bays throughout the continent in migration and in the southern half of the United States in winter. In coastal areas it favors more sheltered water than greater scaup. Flocks tend to be inactive most of the day, feeding most commonly early in the morning. Lesser scaup feed by diving for various underwater plant seeds and mollusks. The birds dive by leaping forward, and an actively feeding flock is almost impossible to count accurately. They are almost entirely silent except on the breeding grounds in Canada, where the males gives a series of weak, rapid whistles.

This sound file requires RealPlayer . Bird song courtesy of Lang Elliott, NatureSound Studio . ...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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