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Melanitta fusca   (Linnaeus, 1758)

velvet scoter

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Anseriformes | Anatidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Others; freshwater; brackish.  Boreal

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Inland Asia, the Mediterranean, Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Subtropical to boreal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 59.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94965); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 4.285 cm; tarsus: 4.73 cm; wing: 27.15 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Surface diving; dabbling; coastal. Winters: Norway to Spain, Black, Caspian and Mediterranean Seas; coastal East Asia, south to Japan and China; Atlantic and Pacific coastlines to Baja California, south Carolina, Florida, and Gulf coast (Ref. 356). They breed on wooded coastlines, small freshwater lakes, pools and rivers. They inhabit areas with boulder-covered or small rocky islands available for nesting with extensive herbaceous vegetation, shrubs and low trees. For the non-breeding population, winters are in shallow areas of inshore coastal waters; especially in water inlets where there are large mussel-beds but they also occur in freshwater habitats such as lakes and estuaries during migration (Ref. 83520). Feeds on clams, snails, barnacles, mussels and crabs found along the coast (Ref. 94965).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

BirdLife International. 2010. (Ref. 83520)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2abcde+3cde+4bcde)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown