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Greater or Lesser Scaup?

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Hello NobleBunny, I think they are Greater scaups. It looks like the head seems a little larger than the Lesser. If I can see correctly there was a white band across the lores to point to a Greater.?

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3 hours ago, bird rescue said:

Hello NobleBunny, I think they are Greater scaups. It looks like the head seems a little larger than the Lesser. If I can see correctly there was a white band across the lores to point to a Greater.?

I'm not sure what you mean by that.  Females of both species have white on the face.  

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Seeing that last photo, I'd bet on Lesser. Heads look pretty tall to me. However, I doubt you could get a 100% ID on these.

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