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Metanitta deglandi

Tamgaalu{ - Metanitta deglandi

Tamgaalu{ ala}um saa aku{, ala}um uhlii kugan aku{ uku}aza{. Tamgaalum ali}ingis hakangis huzuu qaxchikdakus, dagan imunagan hakangis quhmal, igasigan agalan utmaa hakangis ila{tangis quhmazas. Hingamataku{ kitakix ama hiyukaa uluudam angalidigaa ama qaxchikda{ aza{. Hagumatakus tamgaalum ayagangis, kaaxadgim ayagagan angunaa liidazas, chumnugim qaxchikdaa angali{tazas.

Tamgaalus, sam aIa}um qamdagan ilan aatungis azas. Sas malganangis ilagaan chlaqatuzas, hagumakus mal hakangis hitmilgangis amnizas.

Qan'gim aslaan hasinal haang anas agudix, qanikinga masxal aguun liisnaqadazas. Chugum hadan al slunas agudix. Saaqudikinga masxal aguun udaa}aa}utazas. Sam kayutungis azas, kalulgal ala}um kugan itxisxaqas agudix, hamang ala}um ilan chla{s uku}aqadazas.

Tamgaalus udang saahmla}iza}ulas, chugaanul taaman hamang ilan saahmIa}izamchix ilan saahmla}izas. Tamgaalu{ hatim siching aaka{. Saahmlam uluudam angalidigana{ liidangis mataza}.

 

White-winged Scoter - Melanitta deglandi

The white-winged scoter is a saltwater duck. This duck likes to stay in deep water. The drake white-winged scoter is all black in color. It has white feathers around the eye region. It also has white feathers on the back middle part of its wings. Its feet and its bill are pink and black in color. The hen is similar to a harlequin hen, and it is brown in color.

The white-winged scoter is a duck that prefers the deep water. It dives more often than other ducks. It is also very hard to pluck their feathers.

During the winters, they are seen in great numbers around the village. When spring comes, their numbers decline. They spend their summers up in northern Alaska, and they return to Atka once again in the fall.

They are strong ducks. When the are shot, they dive underwater not to be seen again. They do not nest around this area. They go north to their nesting ground to have their eggs there. They usually lay about nine to fourteen pinkish eggs.

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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