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Friday, December 30, 2016

BREEDING LESSER SCAUPS, ORLANDO WETLANDS PARK, ORLANDO, FL

   The two ducks in the first photo are breeding male Lesser Scaups.  The duck on left in the second photo is a breeding male Lesser Scaup and the duck on the right is a breeding female.  We can ID this scaup as a Lesser Scaup, rather than a Greater Scaup by the shape of its head: the peak of the crown is at the rear.  Also, we are more likely to find Lesser Scaups in fresh, shallow water habitats, such as Orlando Wetlands Park.