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Sexing Black Scoter, China (1 Viewer)

xuky.summer

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I recorded three Black Scoter at Qingdao last sunday. two with yellow bill, are they adult female or first-winter male?
thank you very much!
xuky
 

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Grahame Walbridge

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They are all 1st-w's xuky. Note paler bellies on all birds; two 1st-w males as 'Nutty' says and a female with its slighter build, paler face + lacking yellow bill.

Grahame.
 
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