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Common Merganser discovered by Marcel Roy (#485)

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Observed: January 28, 2011 @ 3:00 PM
Posted on: January 28, 2011 @ 3:22 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
The Common Merganser (North American) or Goosander (Eurasian) Mergus merganser is a large duck, of rivers and lakes of forested areas of Europe, northern and central Asia, and North America. It eats fish and nests in holes in trees. It is 58–72 cm (23–28 in) long with a 78–97 cm (31–38 in) wingspan, and a weight of 0.9–2.1 kg (2.0–4.6 lb); males average slightly larger than females but with some overlap. Like other species in the genus Mergus, it has a crest of longer head feathers, but these usually lie smoothly rounded behind the head, not normally forming an erect crest. There were at least a dozen of these birds. Hard to get close to.

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