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 for spectacled coot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scoter \Sco"ter\, n. [Cf. Prov. E. scote to plow up.] (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus
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     Note: The European scoters are Oidemia nigra, called also
           black duck, black diver, surf duck; and the
           velvet, or double, scoter ({Oidemia fusca). The common
           American species are the velvet, or white-winged,
           scoter ({Oidemia Deglandi), called also velvet duck,
           white-wing, bull coot, white-winged coot; the
           black scoter ({Oidemia Americana), called also black
           coot, butterbill, coppernose; and the surf scoter,
           or surf duck ({Oidemia perspicillata), called also
           baldpate, skunkhead, horsehead, patchhead,
           pishaug, and spectacled coot. These birds are
           collectively called also coots. The females and young
           are called gray coots, and brown coots.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spectacled \Spec"ta*cled\, a.
     1. Furnished with spectacles; wearing spectacles.
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              As spectacled she sits in chimney nook. --Keats.
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     2. (Zool.) Having the eyes surrounded by color markings, or
        patches of naked skin, resembling spectacles.
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     Spectacled bear (Zool.), a South American bear ({Tremarclos
        ornatus) which inhabits the high mountains of Chili and
        Peru. It has a light-colored ring around each eye.
     Spectacled coot, or Spectacled duck (Zool.), the surf
        scoter, or surf duck. [Local, U.S.]
     Spectacled eider (Zool.) See Eider.
     Spectacled goose (Zool.), the gannet.
     Spectacled snake (Zool.), the cobra de capello.
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