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Common Merganser, Gänsesäger (male)

Mergus merganser merganse

Description:

This bird was alone, swam a bit, and flew away. Size: mallard, short neck(in comparison to a mallard), head and back black and shimmering blue and green, feet and beak are red; the beak is narrow, and has a downward hook at the end, the tail was short, feet located at the end of the torpedo-shaped body. Oh, and the wings are compact, shorter than a mallard's.

Habitat:

water, obviously...

Notes:

this is a male

1 species ID suggestions

Common merganser or Goosander (male)
Mergus merganser Common merganser - Wikipedia

2 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

You're welcome!

wow! you're on spot! thanks again, Daniele!

Niederösterreich, Austria

Lat: 48.01, Long: 16.23

Spotted on Feb 3, 2017
Submitted on Feb 4, 2017

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