Mergus merganser merganser
The goosander (Common merganser in North America) is a large duck found in rivers and lakes of forested areas of Europe, northern and central Asia, and North America. The female has a reddish-brown head, white chin, and white secondary feathers on the wing.
Rivers, lakes. Spotted here on Lake Geneva near the shore.
The goosander is a resident breeder on Lake Geneva, but more arrive from further north in the winter as this bird is a partial migrant. Does it look cold? Temp. -14 degrees Celsius… I would think of going further south!
Lat: 46.46, Long: 6.84
Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012
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