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Black Scoter

Melanitta americana (Swainson, 1832)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Ross Gallardy 2015-01-21 Hamanaka-chō, Hokkaidō, Hokkaido (Japan) (0 m) call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

294805
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Andrew Spencer 2013-06-04 Safety Sound, Nome Census Area, Alaska, Nome (United States) (0 m) call -

calls in flight from a group of five males and three females flushing a short distance, and then landing again. I believe all the calls in this cut are from the male birds.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

140734
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) song -

One small group of 7 individuals (most of the individuals nearby are males). Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

295364
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) call, male, song, wing noise -

Two groups of 5-7 males and 2 females. Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

295510
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) call, female, male, song -

Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

320517
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) flight call, male, song -

Several individuals in flight and song from a small group of 7 individuals (mostly males). Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

294517
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) call -

One small group of 8 individuals (mostly males). See XC289927. Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

289928
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) call -

Several small groups of 5-10 individuals (mostly males). Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

289927
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Paul Driver 2014-03-02 Avalon, Cape May County, New Jersey, Cape May (United States) (0 m) wing noise -

5 m in short flight

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

168600
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) male, song, wing noise -

See XC295510. Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

298962
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Anon Torimi 2019-12-29 Hamakoushien Shore, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, Nishinomiya (Japan) (0 m) flapping during bathing, male -

Wing flapping during bathing.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

513987
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Martin St-Michel 2015-05-16 Les Escoumins, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Québec, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada) (0 m) call, song -

See XC295510. Habitat: rocky coastline, mud flats.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

297399
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Paul Driver 2014-03-02 Avalon, Cape May County, New Jersey, Cape May (United States) (0 m) call, male -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

168601
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Christopher Moser-Purdy 2019-06-15 Fort Smith, Unorganized, Fort Smith Region, Northwest Territories, Fort Smith (Canada) (440 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

482784
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Paul Driver 2014-03-02 Avalon, Cape May County, New Jersey, Cape May (United States) (0 m) call -

note short calls at 25 and 36s. Surf Scoter calls at 40.5s uploaded separately under that sp.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

168603
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Don Jones 29-02-2004 Cape May County Park, New Jersey, Cape May (United States) (? m) call (C) - Courtship call of male Black Scoter. Six to eight males surround a single female and give these wailing calls hopefully to gain her favor. 1138
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Bruce Lagerquist 2016-12-01 Semiahmoo Spit, Blaine, Washington, Whatcom (United States) (0 m) call -

Small flock (4-6) 10m off shore. The interval between sets of vocalizations was shortened.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

344896
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Ray Cooke 2020-03-29 East Point, tip, Kings County, Prince Edward Island, Kings (Canada) (0 m) song -

From shore in spring, surf and wind in background

bird-seen:yes

539581
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Ray Cooke 2020-03-29 East Point, tip, Kings County, Prince Edward Island, Kings (Canada) (0 m) song -

From shore in spring, surf and wind in background

bird-seen:yes

539582
xeno-canto.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Tim Lenz 2019-05-27 Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac--Dunes, La Haute-Côte-Nord, Quebec, Canada, Côte-Nord: La Haute-Côte-Nord (Canada)   -   181715541
macaulaylibrary.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Daniel Irons 2019-04-06 Big water farm (Private), Queen Anne's, Maryland, United States, Queen Anne's (United States)   -   149819701
macaulaylibrary.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Will Schenck 2020-02-16 Andrews Point, Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, Essex (United States)   -   229956681
macaulaylibrary.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Will Sweet 2019-04-23 Monomoy NWR--Morris Island, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable (United States)   -   153575041
macaulaylibrary.org
Black Scoter - Melanitta americana Jessie Barry 2011-03-21 Homer spit, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States, Kenai Peninsula (United States)   - Distant flock of Black Scoters whistling. Also, Glaucous-winged Gulls, Northwestern Crow and Long-tailed Ducks in the vicinity. Other Behaviors: Perform Courtship Display. 139443
macaulaylibrary.org
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