Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca - Macreuse brune

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Melanitta

  • Species
    :

    fusca

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 58 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 86 à 99 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1100 à 1895 g
Longevity

13 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Macreuse brune,
  • Negrón Especulado,
  • Negrola-d'asa-branca,
  • Samtente,
  • Füstös réce,
  • Grote Zee-eend,
  • Orco marino,
  • Svärta,
  • Sjøorre,
  • turpan tmavý,
  • turpan hnědý,
  • Fløjlsand,
  • pilkkasiipi,
  • ànec fosc,
  • Korpönd,
  • uhla (zwyczajna),
  • (tumšā pīle), velna pīle,
  • beloliska,
  • Обыкновенный турпан,
  • ビロードキンクロ,
  • *斑脸海番鸭,
  • 斑臉海番鴨,

Voice song and cries

Macreuse brune
♂ First year

Habitat

Forest : ; Forest : Boreal, Boreal ; Grassland : ; Grassland : Tundra, Tundra ; Wetlands (inland) : ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Seagrass (Submerged)

Geographic range

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