Scaup Sound Recordings Indianapolis IN

Local resource for scaup sound recordings in Indianapolis, IN. 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.

Great Train Store
(317) 634-6688
147 Indianapolis Union Station 39 West Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN
 
Bill's Model Railroad Warehouse
(317) 481-0513
923 North Lynhurst Drive
Indianapolis, IN
 
Big Boy Hobbies
(317) 898-6284
8893 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN
 
Train Express
(317) 879-9300
8555 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, IN
 
HobbyTown USA
(317) 845-4106
8326 Castleton Corner Drive
Indianapolis, IN
 
Train Central
(317) 375-0832
6742 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN
 
Big 4-8-8-4 Boy Hobbies
(317) 898-6284
8893 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN
 
N Gauge Train Shop
(317) 898-4883
4759 North Post Road
Indianapolis, IN
 
Tom Metzler Hobby Center
(317) 784-3580
7418 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
 
HobbyTown USA #2
(317) 882-3175
7765 S. US 31
Indianapolis, IN
 

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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