Scaup Sound Recordings Kansas City KS

Local resource for scaup sound recordings in Kansas City, KS. 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.

Js Hobby Haven
(913) 432-8820
5536 Granada Ln
Mission, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(816) 746-1774
6130 Nw Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO
 
Doc's Caboose, Inc
(816) 471-7114
1400 Union Avenue
Kansas City, MO
 
J's Hobby Haven
(913) 432-8820
5303 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 
Fred's Train Shop
(913) 383-3500
7327 W 80th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 631-9104
13320 W 62nd Ter
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 451-4440
7102 W 119th St
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
Halls Crown Center
(816) 274-4533
200 East 25th Street
Kansas City, MO
 
Collector's Choice
(913) 681-6830
15105 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
 
J & L Hobby & Trains
(816) 746-1282
1362 J NW Highway 9
Parkville, MO
 

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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