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  • n. Plural form of scaup.

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Examples

  • The lesser scaups nibble them from my palm with their beaks.

    Duck, duck, owl: Patuxent research center is for the birds

  • Inside the dive-tank building, a pair of lesser scaups are frolicking.

    Duck, duck, owl: Patuxent research center is for the birds

  • While half the crew goes off in a tender to collect samples to be monitored for algal biotoxins known by their acronyms, ASP (amnesic shellfish poison), DSP (diarrheic shellfish poison), and PSP (paralytic shellfish poison), I look out from the deck over the emerging mud-scape to try to identify the banks, bars, and scaups (mussel beds) whose names I had copied from the chart into my notebook.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Pochards are mostly migratory, breed near permanent bodies of freshwater, and, except three of the scaups, all are predominantly herbivorous.

    The Madagascar pochard returns

  • Since I was young, pretty, and friendly, I got invited to peer through many of the finest scopes ... at scaups, I believe.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Spike grasses and bulrushes are important seed sources for dabbling ducks, scaups, snow and Canada geese, American coots, and rails.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Widgeon grass, a submerged plant that grows in marshland pools, is particularly valuable because all of its parts are edible; it constitutes a large part of the diet of Canada geese, brants, coots, scaups, and many dabbling ducks.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

  • Birds commonly seen: Fall bird-salmon migrations coincide in viewing bonanza: surf and white-winged scoters, greater and lesser scaups; horned and red-necked grebes, American wigeons, northern pintails.

    The Seattle Times

  • Last week, he was near the shores of Lake Mille Lacs on a snowy, windy morning as he viewed migrating tundra swans and a variety of ducks: buffleheads, greater and lesser scaups, scoters and goldeneyes.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • The cluster includes majestic tundra swans and red-faced sandhill cranes, along with green-wing teals, lesser scaups, pintails, northern shovelers, widgeons, and the ubiquitous green-necked mallards.

    Scientific American

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