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CLOSED: Need ID help

Norman, OK

A new bird on one of the ponds this a.m. and it's something I've not seen before. I've looked through my Sibley's and I'm not seeing anything that fits it. Has a yellow eye, scoter-like. Taken from some distance.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Greater Scaup, female.

Resin

Norman, OK

Thanks for your help, Resin. I have a local expert who thinks it's a molting male Goldeneye. I'm conflicted.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Wrong head shape, and much too long a bill, for a Goldeneye (they have short stubby bills).

Resin

Sandusky, OH

Agree with female Greater Scaup.

Norman, OK

I'm with you guys on scaup. Just never seen one with this much white on the lores.

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