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Red Breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator


Large diving duck with a long, thin, orange or orange-red bill and a shaggy crest on head. Males has gray sides, reddish chest, white neck and iridescent greenish head. Breeding plumage:Head iridescent greenish black. Neck white. Chest deep rusty speckled with black. Back dark with long white patch along wings. Tail gray. Outer part of wings black. Bill scarlet-orange. Eyes red. Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.


Lakes, ponds, bays, etc.


This is a male and appears to be in breeding plumage.

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Hampton Bays, New York, USA

Lat: 40.86, Long: -72.52

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Mar 19, 2012

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