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Lesser Scaup - (Aythya affinis) 


  • A diving duck which may occur in large
    flocks or “rafts”
  • Males: Dull purple head, greyish back, white sides, black breast, tail, neck and shoulders with a bluish bill
  • Female: mostly brown, white patches at base of bill.
  • 17” (40 cm) 


  • Marshes, ponds,

Additional Information

  • Regular migrant through KVR

Female Lesser Scaup in water

Male Lesser Scaup on the water

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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