Definition of Greater scaup

1. Noun. Large scaup of North America having a greenish iridescence on the head of the male.

Exact synonyms: Aythya Marila
Generic synonyms: Bluebill, Broadbill, Scaup, Scaup Duck

Definition of Greater scaup

1. Noun. a scaup of the species Aythya marila ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greater Scaup

greater palatine groove
greater palatine nerve
greater pectoral muscle
greater pelvis
greater peritoneal cavity
greater peritoneal sac
greater petrosal nerve
greater pichiciego
greater posterior rectus muscle of head
greater prairie chicken
greater psoas muscle
greater rhomboid muscle
greater ring of iris
greater saphenous vein
greater saphenous veins
greater scaup (current term)
greater scaups
greater sciatic notch
greater spearwort
greater splanchnic nerve
greater stitchwort
greater superficial petrosal nerve
greater supraclavicular fossa
greater than
greater thans
greater trochanter
greater tuberosity of humerus
greater tympanic spine
greater water parsnip

Literary usage of Greater scaup

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of the Game Birds, Wild-fowl and Shore Birds of Massachusetts and by Edward Howe Forbush, Willey Ingraham Beecroft, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture (1912)
"Common or local names: Little Bluebill; River Broad-bill; Creek Broad-bill; Raft Duck; and other names that are also applied to the greater scaup. FEMALE. ..."

2. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"(148) Synonyms: Big Bluebill, Blackhead, Broadbill, greater scaup, Raft Duck, ... Mr. AC Bent states that "The American (Greater) Scaup Duck probably breeds ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"... in Chesapeake Bay and Currituck Sound, North Carolina, and in the Western States in spring and autumn; the greater scaup duck (Fuligula marila, Steph. ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"... listed in the lake records should be divided about as follows: Lesser Scaup, 60 per cent.; Ring-neck, 35 per cent.; and greater scaup, 5 per cent. ..."

5. The Birds of New Jersey by Charles Anthony Shriner (1896)
"Their song, very seldom heard, is a confusion of harsh whistles; the call note a cluck. Blackhead. See greater scaup. Blackhead, Little. See Lesser Scaup. ..."

6. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"greater scaup Duck. Blue-bill. Black-head. See No. 105. Aythya martin. Head and neck, dark glossy green ; a nearly round patch of white on cheek at base of ..."

7. The Game Birds of California by Tracy Irwin Storer, Joseph Grinnell, Harold Child Bryant (1918)
"Male greater scaup distinguished from male Lesser Scaup in hand by larger ... Female greater scaup separable from all other ducks (save Lesser Scaup and ..."

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