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Velvet Scoter
Melanitta fusca (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Melanitta

Scientific:
  Melanitta fusca

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.123

Protonym:
  Anas fusca

Avibase ID:
  BAF44E36E8D647CB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/BAF44E36

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175163


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Melanitta fusca: N Eurasia; winters Norway to Spain and Caspian Sea
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Velvet Scoter
Czech:
  turpan hnědý
German:
  Samtente
Danish:
  Fløjlsand
Spanish:
  Negrón especulado
Finnish:
  pilkkasiipi
French:
  Macreuse brune
Icelandic:
  Korpönd
Italian:
  Orco marino
Japanese:
  Biroudo-kinkuro
Japanese:
  ヨーロッパビロードキンクロ
Dutch:
  Grote Zee-eend
Norwegian:
  Sjøorre
Polish:
  uhla
Portuguese:
  Pato-fusco
Russian:
  Турпан
Slovak:
  turpan tmavý
Swedish:
  svärta
Chinese:
  斑脸海番鸭


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Oidemia fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca)
British Ornithologists' Union Checklist (7th edition, incl. Jan 2009 suppl.):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Macreuse brune ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Macreuse brune ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 1.52:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 1.53:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 1.54:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 1.55:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 2015:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 2016:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 2017:
   White-winged Scoter (Velvet) ( Melanitta fusca fusca)
eBird version 2018:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Velvet Scoter ( Melanitta fusca) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Melanitta fusca fusca [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Melanitta fusca [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Melanitta [fusca or deglandi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Asturian: Coríu Pintu
Azerbaijani: Qılquyruq ördək
Belarusian: Нырок-свірок
Bulgarian: Кадифена потапница, Кадифена потапница (ssp. fusca)
Breton: An duanenn bras
Catalan: Ànec fosc, Ànec fosc eurasiàtic, Ánnera fosca, Morell de mar fosc
Catalan (Balears): Ánnera fosca
Valencian: Morell de mar fosc
Czech: dř. kachna hnědá, Kachna hnědá, Turpan hnedý, Turpan hnědý, turpan hnědý evropský
Welsh: Hwyad felfedog, Hwyaden felfedog, Môr-hwyaden y gogledd
Danish: Fløjlsand, Fløjlsand (fusca)
German: Samtente, Samtente (fusca)
Greek: Βελουδόπαπια
English: Asiatic White-winged Scoter, Eurasian White-winged Scoter, Velvet Scoter, White-winged Scoter, White-winged Scoter (Velvet)
English (United Kingdom): Velvet Scoter
Esperanto: Blankspegula maranaso
Spanish: Negreta Alas Blancas (fusca), Negrón Común, Negrón Especulado
Spanish (Spain): Negrón Especulado (fusca)
Spanish (Mexico): negreta alablanca, Negreta Alas Blancas (fusca)
Estonian: Tõmmuvaeras
Basque: Ahatebeltz hegazuria, Ahatebetz hegazuri, Ànec fosc
Persian: اسکوتر بال‌سفید, اسکوتر (اردک سیاه) بال‌سفید
Finnish: Pilkkasiipi, pilkkasiipi (alalaji fusca)
Faroese: Spegilsont, Spegils-ont
French: Macreuse à ailes blanches, Macreuse brune, Macreuse brune (fusca), Macreuse brune (nominal)
Irish: Sceadach
Gaelic: Lach Dhubh
Galician: Ànec fosc, Pentumeiro de ala branca
Manx: Laagh ghoo
Hebrew: קטיפנית שחומה
Croatian: Patka kulašica, Patka kulašica (subsp. fusca)
Hungarian: Füstös réce, Füstös réce (füstös)
Armenian: [Turpan ], Տուրպան
Icelandic: Korpönd, Korpönd (fusca)
Italian: Orco marino, Orco marino europeo
Japanese: birōdo kin-kuro, biro-dokinkuro, Biroodo-kinkuro, Biroudo-kinkuro, yo-roppabiro-dokinkuro (fusca)
Japanese: ビロードキンクロ, ヨーロッパビロードキンクロ, ヨーロッパビロードキンクロ (fusca)
Japanese (Kanji): 天鵞絨金黒
Georgian: თეთრფრთიანი გარიელა, ტურპანი
Khakas: Хара öртек
Kazakh: Кәдімгі тұрпан
Kazakh (Transliteration): kädimgi turpan
Korean: 검둥오리사촌
Korean (Transliteration): geomdung-ori-sachon
Cornish: Mor-hos paly
Latin: Anas fusca, Melanitta deglandi, Melanitta fusca, Melanitta fusca fusca, Oidemia fusca
Luxembourgish: Brong Mierint
Lithuanian: Nuodegule, Nuodėgulė, Paprastoji nuodegulė, paprastoji nuodėgulė
Latvian: (tumšā pīle), Baltspoguļa tumšpīle, Tumšā pīle, Tumšā pīle (fusca)
Mongolian: Дөрт нугас, Тольт монхдой
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠲᠣᠯᠡᠲᠣ ᠮᠣᠩᠬᠳᠠᠢ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠪᠣᠢᠢᠯᠠᠲᠣ ᠨᠣᠭᠣᠰᠣ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Буйлт нугас, Хар дөрт нугас
Mongolian (Transliteration): built nugas, dört nug as, khar dört nug as, tol't moŋkhdoi
Dutch: Grote Zee-eend, Grote zeeëend, Grote Zee-eend (fusca), Grote Zeeend, Grote Zeeüend
Norwegian: Heiand, Sjøorre, sjøorre (fusca)
Polish: uhla, uhla (ssp. fusca), uhla (zwyczajna), Uhla zwycajna, uhla zwyczajna
Pinyin: bān liǎn hǎi-fān-yā, hǎi-fān yā, qí-zuǐ yā
Portuguese: Negrola-d'asa-branca, pato fusco, Pato-fusco
Portuguese (Portugal): Negrola-d'asa-branca (fusca)
Romansh: Anda da vali
Romanian: Rață catifelată
Russian: Горбоносый турпан, Обыкновенный турпан, Турпан, Турпан (подвид fusca), Турпан обыкновенный
Scots: Lach dhub
Sindhi: إ پ سً )ا ىٍٻ ا يٌٓ( ثبڃ ٴٕى ي
Northern Sami: Skoarra
Slovak: Turpan tmavý
Slovenian: beloliska
Albanian: Rosa e zezë krahëbardhë
Serbian: baršunasti turpan, Баршунасти турпан
Swedish: Svärta
Turkish: Kadife ördek, Kadife Ördek (fusca), Кәдімгі тұрпан
Ukrainian: Турпан , Турпан (підвид fusca)
Chinese: [ban lian hai-fan-ya], [qí-zui ya], 奇嘴鸭, 斑脸海帆鸭, 斑脸海番鸭, 斑脸海番鸭(欧洲), 斑臉海番鴨, 海番鸭
Chinese (Traditional): 奇嘴鴨, 斑臉海番鴨, 海番鴨

 

         

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