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Melanitta nigra

Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra

Qugaangi{, ala}um sangis akus, udang hasinal iga{tazanas akus, wayaam liisnazalaka}is. Qugaangim ali}ingis hakangis qaxchikdazas. Hagumataku{ hiiyukagan kangaa chumnugim angalidigaa angali{taza{. Hawakus qugaangim ayagangis chumnugim qaxchikdaa angali{tazas.

Qugaangi{ tunul aguun hmigala}na{ liidal tunuza{, agiichigaan uku}aIakan a{tagaliku{ umang tununaa tutalgaza{. Qugaangis, tamgaalus ilagaan sam chuqudanaa{tangis azas. Hagumatakus i}atuu}utakus, mayaa{talganaa{s agungis tamgaalus ilagaan ana{ maasaatunaza}ulas. Ala}um sangis malganangis ilagaan qalgangis qaatunazas.

Qugaangis saaqudikinga udaa}anas agudix, qan'gim huzuu udang ahligudix qanikinga masxal aguun chugaanul hamang ilan angiqamdix hadan huyal, aqadagudix taaman saahmla}izas, udang saahmla}iza}ulas. Atuung aaka{ saahmla{tazas.

Black Scoter - Melanitta nigra

The common scoter is a saltwater duck. At one time, they were very numerous in this area. Nowadays, they are fewer in number. The drake has black feathers and a yellowish knob on top of its bill. The hen, on the other hand, is all brown.

The common scoters make a whistling sound. They are sometimes heard even if they are not visible. They are smaller in size compared to the white-winged scoter. They are harder to hunt than the white-winged scoter because they spook very easily. They are among the better eating ducks of the saltwater birds.

They spend the winters here in the Aleutians. They arrive in the fall and return to where they came from in the spring. They go north to their nesting grounds. They do not nest around this area.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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