Common Merganser - Mergus merganser

Length 2.1 ft (63.5 cm)
Wingspan 2.8 ft (86.4 cm)
Weight 3.4 lb (1542.2 g)
Clutch Size 8-12
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, EU, AS

Common Mergansers, or Goosander, are very elegant looking birds. They are found in forested areas near lake and rivers in North America, Europe and central Asia. They are fish eaters and their bills have serrated edges which help them grip their prey.

John James Audubon called this bird the "Buff-breasted Merganser".

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