The goosander is recognizable by its long narrow red bill that ends with a hook. The female shown here has a red-brown head with a crown/nape crest, a clear white throat patch, and greyish plumage on the body.
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. The male can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169...
Spotted on Jan 5, 2013
Submitted on Jan 10, 2013
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