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Smew, Female

Mergellus albellus


Unfortunately I couldn't spot a male anywhere. In picture number two she is accompanied by a male Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula).

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FoTony 6 years ago

Thanks Stain and Satyen.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

Nice pictures Tony!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

I understand. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful pic.

FoTony 6 years ago

@Emma: don't forget the size, it's almost half the size of the common merganser.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

The female looks very similar to a common merganser except for the difference in hair color and beak.

FoTony 6 years ago

Thank you Satyen! Me too, the only reason I didn't post it as the firts is because it is a bit blurry.

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Loved the last shot.

FoTony 6 years ago

Thank you Coconut, you can see the exact spotting site on the map.

Coconut 6 years ago

Wow so cool!!!!! Where did you spot it?

Zandvoort, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.34, Long: 4.55

Spotted on Feb 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 14, 2012

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