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The goosander is recognizable by its long narrow red bill that ends with a hook. While swimming this duck retracts most of its long neck. Its head appears large due to presence of a crest at the hindcrown and nape.
The shore of a large central European lake.
A few of these birds are resident on Lake Geneva, but at the moment they are joined by flocks of migrants from Scandinavia and Russia.
Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013
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