Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup sketch painting. Bird art drawing by illustrator Artmagenta.
Greater Scaup
Scaup (Aythya marila) is a migratory bird that breeds in the circumpolar arctic and subarctic regions in Iceland, Scandinavia, Baltic States, northern Asia and Alaska and Canada. They nest primarily in lakes and wetlands in the tundra and the northern boundary of the taiga, but also nest sparingly on the coast in brackish water, for example, the Baltic Sea.

The Scaup nests on the beaches at the water often as single pairs but tend to colony formation in areas of good breeding conditions.

The Scaup live mainly on animal food, especially mussels, snails, crustaceans and insects.


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