lesser scaup

noun
common scaup of North America; males have purplish heads
Hypernyms: ↑scaup, ↑scaup duck, ↑bluebill, ↑broadbill

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noun or lesser scaup duck
: a common No. American diving duck (Aythya affinis) similar to the greater scaup but smaller and with the black head glossed with purple rather than green — called also lake duck

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  • Lesser Scaup — Taxobox name = Lesser Scaup image width = 200px image caption = Adult drake (male) status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Aythya species = A. affinis… …   Wikipedia

  • lesser scaup — mažoji žiloji antis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Aythya affinis angl. lesser scaup vok. Kleine Bergente, f rus. малая морская чернеть, f pranc. fuligule à tête noire, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – nardančiosios antys …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • lesser scaup duck — noun common scaup of North America; males have purplish heads • Syn: ↑lesser scaup, ↑lake duck, ↑Aythya affinis • Hypernyms: ↑scaup, ↑scaup duck, ↑bluebill, ↑broadbill * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scaup — (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of northern ducks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scaup duck — Scaup Scaup (sk[add]p), n. [See {Scalp} a bed of oysters or mussels.] 1. A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A scaup duck. See below. [1913 Webster] {Scaup duck} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scaup — may refer to:* Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, a political party in Scotland* One of three species of diving duck: ** Greater Scaup or just Scaup, Aythya marila ** Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis ** New Zealand Scaup, Aythya… …   Wikipedia

  • scaup — /skawp/, n. any of several diving ducks of the genus Aythya, esp. A. marila (greater scaup), of the Northern Hemisphere, having a bluish gray bill. Also called scaup duck. [1665 75; by ellipsis from scaup duck, prob. with Scots, N dial. scaup,… …   Universalium

  • scaup duck — noun diving ducks of North America having a bluish grey bill • Syn: ↑scaup, ↑bluebill, ↑broadbill • Hypernyms: ↑duck • Hyponyms: ↑greater scaup, ↑Aythya marila, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Greater Scaup — Taxobox name = Greater Scaup status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 200px image caption = Female (front) and male (rear) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Anseriformes familia = Anatidae genus = Aythya species …   Wikipedia

  • greater scaup — noun large scaup of North America having a greenish iridescence on the head of the male • Syn: ↑Aythya marila • Hypernyms: ↑scaup, ↑scaup duck, ↑bluebill, ↑broadbill * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

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