Common Scoter Melanitta nigra (Linnaeus, 1758)

Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Status: Vagrant to Madeira

Melanitta nigra Biometrics

Wingspan: 79 - 90 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Total length: 44 - 54 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Weight: 1.2 - 1.4 kg (Hume, 2002)

Status

Madeira local status by Romano et al, 2010: Exceptional
Madeira local status by Zino et al, 1995: Exceptional
Conservation status by the IUCN Red List Categories, 2013: Least Concern ver 3.1

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