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Red-breasted merganser

Mergus serrator

Description:

Male and female Red-breasted mergansers. A small flock of four in all (pic6). The adult male in breeding plumage has a reddish-brown mottled breast, white neck collar, green head, red eyes, and a long thin orange-red serrated bill. The female has an overall gray body with a reddish-brown head.

Habitat:

Spotted at Fort Worden State Park.


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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

Haha. Thanks, Neil. I find this species hard to get a good picture of because they are always in either choppy or moving water or both.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

My hair at the moment. Beautiful birds and excellent series, Brian.

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Lat: 48.14, Long: -122.76

Spotted on Mar 15, 2020
Submitted on Mar 17, 2020

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