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Velvet Scoters in Iceland
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Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca : 62 accepted individuals up to and including 2006. It is rather likely that some records prior to 1993 may refer to White-winged Scoter M. deglandi.

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  • Figure 1 shows the distribution of records in Iceland, the circles representing different numbers of birds and the blue triangles records at sea.
  • Figure 2 shows the weekly distribution of records. Red columns show the week of discovery and the yellow columns all observations after the first week (for birds that are seen more than one week).
    R = number of records & F = number of birds.
  • Figure 3 shows the annual distribution of records for the period mentioned.

    © Gunnlaugur Pétursson / Yann Kolbeinsson