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Common Merganser

Mergus merganser


Common Mergansers are streamlined ducks that float gracefully down small rivers or shallow shorelines. The males are striking with clean white bodies, dark green heads, and a slender, serrated red bill. The elegant gray-bodied females have rich, cinnamon heads with a short crest. In summer, look for them leading ducklings from eddy to eddy along streams or standing on a flat rock in the middle of the current. These large ducks nest in hollow trees; in winter they form flocks on larger bodies of water. source:


Only saw these guys once this winter on Martha'ss Vineyard MA

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DanielleMulcahy 6 years ago


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West Tisbury, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Mar 13, 2014
Submitted on Mar 16, 2014

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