common scoter


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Noun1.common scoter - a variety of scotercommon scoter - a variety of scoter      
scoter, scooter - large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
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Species such as dotterel, whimbrel, common scoter and Slavonian grebe are all said to be in danger, based on projections of the impact of global warming.
Perhaps the most simply decorated sea duck is the black or common scoter.
Perhaps the biggest bird spectacle in Wales at the moment is a raft of Common Scoter off the coast at Old Colwyn, which at a complete guess totals over 25,000 birds.
Nearly 1,000 red-throated divers spend the winter in Liverpool Bay and more than 50,000 common scoter sea ducks, 58% of Britain''s population, make the bay their home every winter.
The coast provides a rich habitat for migratory and breeding sea birds, including common scoter and eider.
This important natural site is also inadequately designated under the Wild Birds Directive, as no special protection area has been declared for the common scoter.
You can see the gannets until the end of November and in the winter months there are eider ducks, longtailed ducks, the common scoter and, sometimes, red-throated divers.
The call follows the conviction of two Coventry men who were fined pounds 2,000 each for stealing common scoter and red merganser eggs at Fort William Sheriff's Court, in Scotland, earlier this month.
The worst casualty was the Common Scoter duck (Melanitta nigra), whose feeding technique of diving just below the surface of Carmarthen Bay led it straight into the middle of some of the worst slicks.
Offshore, tens of thousands of Common Scoter grouped in a huge "raft" off the Llanddulas coast.
The common scoter, in spite of its name, is classed as a specially protected bird with just 95 breeding pairs in the country.
Paul Sly, 39, and Philip Beard, 40, from Coventry, preyed on the common scoter duck, one of Britain's rarest birds, with only 95 breeding pairs known.