Environment and Ecology

Greater Scaup Spotted after 90 years

  • 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 Greater Scaup:

    • It is a medium-sized diving duck species that belongs to the family of Anatidae.
  • It is a migratory bird distributed across the Arctic and Subarctic regions where it mainly nests in coastal tundra habitats.
  • Its IUCN status is Least Concern
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