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Goosander or Common Merganser (male) - Harle bièvre - Gänsesäger

Mergus merganser

Description:

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.

Habitat:

The shore of a large central European lake.

Notes:

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.

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6 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Amazing first pic!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Happy New Year Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Nuwan! Happy New Year!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

gorgeous !

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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