Accepted name: Melanitta fusca
Common name: White-winged (or Velvet) Scoter
Georgian name: თეთრფრთიანი გარიელა
Taxonomic rank: Species
Taxonomy according to: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/info/taxonomy
Registration reference not available, personal observation by author.
Remark: BB, WV
Species seasonal life history at a given site:
YR-R = Year-round resident; breeder, present throughout the year.
YR-V = Year-round visitor; non-breeder, present throughout the year.
BB = Breeding bird; breeder, absent during non-breeding period.
SV = Summer visitor; non-breeder, present in spring and summer.
WV = Winter visitor; non-breeder, present in late fall, winter and early spring
M = Migrant; bird of passage; present primarily in fall and spring.
ND = Not defined; found but its status not known yet.
FB = Former breeder.
Cas = Casual; recorded irregularly; less expected because normal range is far away.
IUCN Status: VU
National Red list status: EN
Editor/Contact Person: Zura Javakhishvili
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Contributors: Lexo Gavashelishvili
Citation: Zura Javakhishvili, Lexo Gavashelishvili, 2016-12-04. [http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/index.php?taxon=Melanitta fusca]. .Melanitta fusca. in: Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G (Editors). 2013. Georgian biodiversity database. http://www.biodiversity-georgia.net/. Downloaded on: 26 March 2017