Scaup

Definition of Scaup

Pronunciation: skạp
n.1.A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp.
2.(Zool.) A scaup duck. See below.
Scaup duck
(Zool.) any one of several species of northern ducks of the genus Aythya, or Fuligula. The adult males are, in large part, black. The three North American species are: the greater scaup duck (Aythya marila, var. nearctica), called also broadbill, bluebill, blackhead, flock duck, flocking fowl, and raft duck; the lesser scaup duck (A. affinis), called also little bluebill, river broadbill, and shuffler; the tufted, or ring-necked, scaup duck (A. collaris), called also black jack, ringneck, ringbill, ringbill shuffler, etc. See Illust. of Ring-necked duck, under Ring-necked. The common European scaup, or mussel, duck (A. marila), closely resembles the American variety.

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Aythya, Aythya affinis, Aythya marila, bluebill, broadbill, duck, genus Aythya, greater scaup, lake duck, lesser scaup, lesser scaup duck, scaup duck
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