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According to a new study, UK’s most endangered duck has adopted a new trend in their migration and they do not fly together.
They team tagged their birds and found that they split up for their migration.The common scoter is an endangered species and there are just 40 breeding pairs in the UK including in the Scottish Highlands. The researchers tagged four birds nesting in the same loch and found that they flew in different winter locations in Scotland, Ireland and Morocco.
A spokesperson for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said, “The fact they stay apart in winter is a bit like the Royal Family never flying together – it means they can’t all be affected by a single issue like a storm or oil spill.”The results are useful in the attempts to determine what is causing the population of scoter to fall in the UK while it is thriving elsewhere.
The team is tagging female common scoters to find out why these birds are declining in the UK.Common scoter ducks are found in small lochs across North and West Scotland but are increasing difficult to spot in the UK.