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The Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) is a large sea duck that breeds in Canada and Alaska. It winters further south in temperate zones, on the coasts of North America. The male Surf Scoter is all black, except for white patches on the nape and forehead. It has a bulbous red, yellow and white bill. Monterey Bay, Monterey, Ca.
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