Definition of Common scoter

1. Noun. A variety of scoter.

Exact synonyms: Melanitta Nigra
Generic synonyms: Scooter, Scoter



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Scoter

common rats
common raven
common redstart
common reed
common ringlet
common ringlets
common room
common rooms
common rorqual
common rose mallow
common roundworm
common rush
common sage
common salt
common scold
common scoter (current term)
common seal
common sedge
common sedges
common sense
common shares
common shiner
common shrew
common sickle pine
common snapping turtle
common snipe
common snipes
common snowberry
common soldier

Literary usage of Common scoter

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1. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE common scoter is principally a visitor to the British coasts in winter, at which season, especially on the eastern side of Scotland and England, ..."

2. British birds in their haunts by Charles Alexander Johns (1879)
"It may be distinguished from the common scoter by its larger size, and yet more strikingly by the conspicuous white bar across the wing. ..."

3. An Illustrated Manual of British Birds by Howard Saunders (1899)
"Like the rest of the genus, the common scoter dives well, and remains a considerable time under water. The call-note of the male during the breeding- season ..."

4. Nidderdale and the Garden of the Nidd: a Yorkshire Rhineland: Being a by Harry Speight (1894)
"On a recent visit to Allerton he has ascertained that the bittern, pochard, scaup, common scoter, and the tufted duck have been seen in the park, ..."

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