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Black Scoter

Melanitta americana (Swainson, 1832)

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Species concept Clements 1st editionClements, version 2021Clements 3rd editionClements 4th editionClements 5th edition (as published)Clements 6th edition
Melanitta [nigra or americana] Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
 
 
Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
* Melanitta nigra  
 
Melanitta nigra
Common Scoter
 
 
 
 
Melanitta nigra nigra
 
Melanitta nigra nigra
 
* Melanitta americana  
 
Melanitta americana
Black Scoter
 
 
 
 
Melanitta nigra americana
 
Melanitta nigra americana
 

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