Scaup Sound Recordings Phoenix AZ

Local resource for scaup sound recordings in Phoenix, AZ. 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.

An Affair With Trains
(602) 249-3781
2615 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ
 
Hobby Bench #1
(602) 995-1755
8058 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
 
Duncan's R/C
(602) 347-5518
7118 N. 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
Scottsdale Remote Control Speedway
(480) 945-2186
3023 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Gerry's Trains and Tools
(602) 991-2536
7337 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Hobby Bench
(602) 995-1755
8058 North 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ
 
Coronado Scale Models
(602) 254-9656
1544 East Cypress Street
Phoenix, AZ
 
Frank's Hobby House
(602) 992-3495
12008 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
 
BJB's Hobby Junction
(602) 787-0587
3131 East Thunderbird Road #43
Phoenix, AZ
 
HobbyTown USA
(602) 948-3946
9180 East Indian Bend Road Suite 4
Scottsdale, AZ
 

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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