Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator

Length 1.9 ft (58.4 cm)
Wingspan 2.5 ft (76.2 cm)
Weight 2.3 lb (1043.3 g)
Clutch Size 8-10
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, EU, AS

The Red-breasted Merganser found in North America, Europe and Asia. They have a spiky crest and a long thin red bill with serrated edges. One of the fastest birds in level flight, it can reach speeds of 80 mph. Red-breasted Mergansers eat small fish, aquatic insects, crustaceans and frogs.

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