Melanitta Nigra Americana
Description of the Black Scoter
Male is entirely black except for a yellow part on the base of the bill and a gray lower surface of the flight feather. Length average is 19.7" and average weight is 2.5 lbs. The male's side and flank feathers are long and pointed. Their eyelids are yellow.
Female is dark sooty brown with light whitish cheeks, chin and throat which contrasts with a dark crown. Average length is 18.5" and average weight 2.2 lbs
Both have a brown iris.