This male White-Winged Scoter, in first winter plumage, was photographed behind the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This male White-Winged Scoter, in first winter plumage, was photographed behind the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This female White-Winged Scoter has a sooty color with two light white patches on the face and a gray bill.

This female White-Winged Scoter has a sooty color with two light white patches on the face and a gray bill.

The adult male White-Winged Scoter Duck was photographed at he mouth of the Milwaukee river near the Red Light House on 2/23/2014.

The adult male White-Winged Scoter Duck was photographed at the mouth of the Milwaukee river near the Red Light House on 2/23/2014.

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The male White-Winged Scoter is a blackish or dark brown color with white near the eye, an orange bill with a black nasal knob, and a white wing patch depending on age. This is a first winter male Scoter. The female White-Winged Scoter is a sooty brown color with two light white patches on the face, and a grayish bill. It has a range from Alaska, Canada, and the United States and especially the coasts. The diet is mostly mollusks and small fish.

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