Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) - HBW 1, p. 618

French: Fuligule milouinan German: Bergente Spanish: Porrón Bastardo
Other common names: Scaup, Bluebill, Broadbill

Taxonomy: Anas Marila Linnaeus, 1761, Lapland.
Considered by some to form superspecies with A. affinis. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • marila (Linnaeus, 1761) - N Eurasia from Iceland to R Lena, Siberia.
  • mariloides (Vigors, 1839) - NE Siberia, from R Lena eastwards to Bering Sea coast; Aleutian Is; Alaska eastwards through C Canada to Atlantic coast of Canada.

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