Scots deuk

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Scots Deuk
Eurasian common scoter.jpg
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Faimily: Anatidae
Subfaimily: Merginae
Genus: Melanitta
Subgenus: (Oidemia)
Species: M. nigra
Binomial name
Melanitta nigra
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Melanitta nigra

The Scots deuk (Melanitta nigra) is a lairge sea deuk, 43–54 cm in length, which breeds ower the far north o Europe an Asie east tae the Olenyok River. The American/E Siberian M. americana (Black Scoter) is sometimes considered a subspecies o M. nigra.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BirdLife International (2013). "Melanitta nigra". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 26 November 2013.