red-breasted merganser


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Noun1.red-breasted merganser - widely distributed merganser of America and Europered-breasted merganser - widely distributed merganser of America and Europe
genus Mergus, Mergus - mergansers
fish duck, merganser, sawbill, sheldrake - large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges
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Other commonly observed species include brant, mute and tundra swans, American black duck, mallard and red-breasted merganser.
Indeed, both Chinese merganser and red-breasted merganser undergo wing molt on river islands.
But the record for the fastest game bird in Europe is jointly held by the red-breasted merganser, below, and the eider both of which can probably exceed an air speed of 65mph.
Have a look at some examples on the internet or in books before you go, and see if you can spot some of the less common ducks, including pintail, goldeneye, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser and goosander.
7 Red-breasted merganser Mergus serrator 2 0 0 Unidentified ducks Anseriformes 2 -- -- Western grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis 2 0.
Conversely, 21 species occurred after 1950 that had not been reported prior to that year: green-winged teal, northern pintail, greater scaup, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, golden eagle, gyrfalcon, black-bellied plover, ruddy turnstone, sanderling, least sandpiper, white-rumped sandpiper, Thayer's gull, Iceland gull, glaucous gull, American robin, northern wheatear, yellow-rumped warbler, blackpoll warbler, Harris's sparrow, and white-crowned sparrow.