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Greater Scaup Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aythya marila
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Scaup Duck
Habitat : Lakes, Haors, Rivers and Coastal lagoons.
Description : The Greater Scaup is a grey or brown duck with a large head (adult bird length approximately 46 cm, weight 1 kg, wing 22 cm, bill 4.3 cm, tarsus 3.5 cm, tail 5.5 cm). It has a brownish-black head, feeds on snails, clams, aquatic insects, seeds and aquatic plants.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Dan Mullen (www.inaturalist.org/people/Dan Mullen ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Stanislas Wrozamore information, please contact us.