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Aythya affinisEyton, 1838
Common Name: Lesser scaup, Porrn menor, Pato boludo-menor

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
ChordataAvesAnseriformesAnatidaeAythyaaffinis
Habitat
The species can be found near large bodies of water.
Distribution
Aythya affinis breeds in western and northern parts of North America and winters south to northern South America, including Panama.
Natural History Notes
Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).
Characteristics
The total length of this species varies between 40.64 cm and 45.72 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). The male has a black head and the chest, neck and rest of the body are of a grayish coloration. The female is brown with a darker brown coloration on the above and also has a well-defined white patch at the base of the bill (beak). When they fly, we can see prominent white strip on the flight feathers.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityCanal Changuinola: Entrada canal & Boca Rio Changuinola
Compiled by
Zoe Joly-Lopez
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Reference
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org.

Ridgely, Robert. S. and John. A. Gwynne. Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Second Edition. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 534 p.
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