Greater Scaup

Facts for Prelims

Greater Scaup

News: A rare species of duck, Greater Scaup, locally known as Sadangman, was recently sighted in Loktak lake in Manipur’s Bishnupur district after a gap of over 90 years.

About:
• The greater scaup (Aythya marila) is a medium-sized diving duck belonging to the family
• The greater scaup species is distributed in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Canada.
• It is a rare visitor to the Indian Subcontinent.
• IUCN Status – Least Concern

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