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Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Habitat:

local pond

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 8 years ago
Common Merganser (drake)
Mergus merganser Common Merganser - Whatbird.com


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7 Comments

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 8 years ago

it's allways a trill to spott such beautiful bird:)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

thanks Chebeague!!

chebeague11
chebeague11 8 years ago

nice picture!!!!!!!!!!!!

chebeague2
chebeague2 8 years ago

nice!!!!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thnx Antonio.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

INTERESTING FACTS
Common Mergansers are the largest of the three merganser species in North America.
Gulls often follow flocks as they forage. They wait for the ducks to come to the surface with fish, and then they try to steal their prey. Occasionally a Bald Eagle will attempt this.
These large fish-eaters have serrated edges to their bills to help them grip their prey. Along with the Mews and the other Mergansers, they are often known as "saw-bills."
A group of ducks has many collective nouns, including a "brace", "flush", "paddling", "raft", and "team" of ducks

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thanks Liam, they are usually very shy and never come out of the water.

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

California, USA

Spotted on Feb 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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