The long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis) takes its name from the lengthy, pointed appendage of the male.
The black scoter (Melanitta nigra) takes its name from the plumage of the male, the only solid black duck in North America.
The largest of the scoter species in Kansas is the white-winged (Melanitta fusca). It takes its name from the white secondary feathers, visible on both males and females.
Tucked into the Flint Hills on the edge of Dexter, Kansas, is a rather unassuming metal building, open every day of the week. This is Henry’s Candy, conveniently located on K-15.
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The male surf scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) is a peculiar-looking duck, not readily forgotten. He is known as the “skunkhead."
Seen up close, the male harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) sports a unique pattern that accounts for his name.
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