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    • Kunling
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      Cindy35
      I saw this scaup in Texas in late October, but I am not sure about whether it's a lesser scaup or a greater scaup...sorry if the pictures aren't very clear...IMG_8943IMG_8635
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    • Frankie
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      FrankieBird
      This is definitely a lesser scaup. The only other bird it could possibly be is a ring necked duck, but notice the head shape and the absence of a white ring around the bill. Additionally, the white in your picture extends over the top of the Ducks back, whereas the ring necked duck only has white on the sides. This means it is definitely a lesser scaup. Glad I could help! Also, greater scaups are a rarity in Texas at this time.
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