The surf scoter is a large sea duck, which breeds in Canada and Alaska. It is placed in the subgenus "Melanitta", along with the velvet and white-winged scoters, distinct from the subgenus "Oidemia", black and common scoters.
Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Uploaded Jan 30, 2023. Captured in 404 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.