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Goosander or Common Merganser (female)

Mergus merganser

Description:

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.

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. The male can be seen at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/169...

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18 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Absolutely Dan!

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

What a punked out hairdo!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Isn't she so stylish? Thanks Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks gatorfellows :-)

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Lovely photo :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you António!

Beautiful series Daniele,lovely duck,congrats and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice find,, Cool snap

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Arlanda!

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Very good spotting, Daniele!
I like very much the third picture

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wow! Wonderful find Daniele.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Hema, Ava and Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

beautiful pictures as always !

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Nice series.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

love these birds!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Jan 5, 2013
Submitted on Jan 10, 2013

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