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Common Name:Scoter, Surf
Scientific Name:Meleanitta perspicillata
Area:San Luis Obispo Bay, California
Date:February 15, 2012

The upper photo is an adult male, the lower photo is a 1st year winter juvenile female.

Coquille River - Bullards Beach State Park, Oregon - - - October 17, 2011

Reference:Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of America by Kaufman / The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley