Scaup Sound Recordings Hagerstown MD

Local resource for scaup sound recordings in Hagerstown, MD. 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.

Hagerstown Moped and Hobby
(301) 797-5996
443 South Burhans Boulevard
Hagerstown, MD
 
Hagerstown Moped
(301) 797-5996
443 S. Burhans Blvd
Hagerstown, MD
 
The Train Room
(301) 745-6681
360 South Burhans Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD
 
Mainline Hobby Supply
(717) 794-2860
15066 Buchanan Trail East
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
 
Hobbytown USA
(301) 694-7395
1305 W. 7th Street
Frederick, MD
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Nexgen Hobby
(301) 739-6071
117 East Baltimore Street
Funkstown, MD
 
House of Plastic
(301) 797-3575
800 View Street
Hagerstown, MD
 
E.L. Jones and Sons Model Train Merchants
(800) 810-8138
34 North Conococheague St.
Williamsport, MD
Store Type
Online, Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Catoctin Mountain Trains & Hobbies
(301) 694-8331
3 West Main Street
Thurmont, MD
 
Musselman's Treasures
(717) 597-8576
329 Town Drive
Greencastle, PA
 

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.

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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.

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Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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