Scaup Sound Recordings West Chester PA

Local resource for scaup sound recordings in West Chester, PA. 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.

HobbyTown USA
(610) 696-9049
The Marketplace At Westtown
West Chester, PA
 
The Mushroom Bowl
(610) 444-4221
960 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA
 
Mitchell''s Trains, Toys and Hobbies
(800) 726-2119
2303 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Phone & Mail Order

Mitchell's Family Store
(302) 652-3258
2303 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE
 
Trains, Toys and Hobbies, Inc
(302) 478-7733
2907 Concord Pike, US Rte 202
Wilmington, DE
 
The Hobby Depot
(610) 725-8317
558 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA
 
Simpson's Hobbies
(302) 654-5022
709 Foulk Rd.
Wilmington, DE
 
Train 99 Store #1
(610) 485-0880
PA Routes 491 & 261
Boothwyn, PA
 
Jerry Quinn Classic Trains & Toys
(610) 383-1931
1329 Blackhorse Hill Rd.
Coatesville, PA
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Nicholas Smith Trains
(610) 353-8585
2343 West Chester Pike
Broomall, 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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