This male Greater Scaup Duck was photographed in the pond behind the Milwaukee Art Museum

This female Greater Scaup Duck was photographed at Lakeshore State Park south of Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The Greater Scaup has a dull green and rounded head with black chest and white wing stripes. The female Greater Scaup is dark brown with a clean-cut white mask near the bill. They have a black tip on a large blue bill. The Scaup is the only duck with a broad white stripe on the trailing edge of the wing. The diet is mostly mollusks and plant material. The habitats are lakes, rivers, salt bays, and tundra ponds. It tends to drift to a far range from people, so it is usually seen at a distance. Its range is coastal from Alaska, Canada the Great Lakes and the coasts of the U.S.

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