Definition of Scoters. Meaning of Scoters. Synonyms of Scoters

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Definition of Scoters

Scoter
Scoter Sco"ter, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia. Note: The European scoters are Oidemia nigra, called also black duck, black diver, surf duck; and the velvet, or double, scoter (O. fusca). The common American species are the velvet, or white-winged, scoter (O. Deglandi), called also velvet duck, white-wing, bull coot, white-winged coot; the black scoter (O. Americana), called also black coot, butterbill, coppernose; and the surf scoter, or surf duck (O. perspicillata), called also baldpate, skunkhead, horsehead, patchhead, pishaug, and spectacled coot. These birds are collectively called also coots. The females and young are called gray coots, and brown coots.

Meaning of Scoters from wikipedia

- The scoters are stocky seaducks in the genus Melanitta. The drakes are mostly black and have swollen bills. Females are brown. The genus name is derived...
- profile than other scoters, recalling the shape of the common eider (Somateria mollissima). The black and the white-winged scoters are physically very...
- other scoters, apart from common scoter, by the lack of white anywhere on the drake, and the more extensive pale areas on the female. The black scoter and...
- black and common scoters. Stejneger's scoter was suggested to be a full species, according to a new study. The white-winged scoter breeds over the far...
- ch****s, very similar to female black scoter. This species can be distinguished from other scoters, apart from black scoter, by the lack of white anywhere on...
- white-winged scoter, along with the surf scoter, are placed in the subgenus Melanitta, distinct from the subgenus Oidemia, black scoter and common scoters. It...
- scoter-like. An expansion of the tracheal tube occurred at the anterior end, and two enlargements (as opposed to one enlargement as seen in scoters)...
- from p****ing. Scoter was named after the word "Scoter," which is a mercantile name retained during service in the United States Navy. Scoter was the second...
- Stejneger's scoter or Siberian scoter (Melanitta stejnegeri) is a large sea duck. The genus name is derived from Ancient Gr**** melas "black" and netta...
- Melanitta, the scoters. These are stocky marine ducks. The drakes are mostly black and have swollen bills. Females are brown. Common scoter (Melanitta nigra)...
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