genus Mergus


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Noun1.genus Mergus - mergansersgenus Mergus - mergansers        
bird genus - a genus of birds
Merginae, subfamily Merginae - mergansers and closely related diving birds
fish duck, merganser, sawbill, sheldrake - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
goosander, Mergus merganser - common merganser of Europe and North America
American merganser, Mergus merganser americanus - common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander
Mergus serrator, red-breasted merganser - widely distributed merganser of America and Europe
Mergus albellus, smew - smallest merganser and most expert diver; found in northern Eurasia