|The Merganser can be found in the Tundra Zone, Slimbridge|
|Breeding Habitat - North America|
|Alaska, the Aleutians, Canada, Iceland, Scotland, Scandinavia, Russia, Finland, Siberia, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Mongolia and Kamchatka..|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|Winters to Arizona, New Mexico and North West Texas, British Isles, Iceland, Southern Scandinavia, Netherlands, Germany, Iraq, Iran, China, Korea and Japan.|
580mm to 720mm (24" to 28")
Appearance - Drake
The male has a Black iridescent Green crest, head and neck, Red hooked bill, Black upperparts, White Breast with a Salmon/Pink tinge and flanks, White underparts wirh a Grey tail and rump. The feet and legs are Red/Orange.
Appearance - Duck
The female has largely Grey plumage, with a Red/Brown head, White chin and White secondary feathers on the wing.
Lakes and Rivers of forested areas of Europe, North and Central Asia and North America.
Fish, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms, Insect Larvae and Amphibians.
Early April to June
Nests in tree hollow or large nest boxes or holes in cliffs.
Quantity: 7 to 14.
Colour: Creamy White.
|Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F|
|Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)|
|Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)|
|Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)|
|Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)|
|Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)|
|Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)|
|Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)|
|Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)|
|Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)|
|Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)|
|Coot (Fulica Atra)|
|Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)|
|Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)|
|Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)|
|Eider (Somateria Mollissima)|
|Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)|
|Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)|
|Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)|
|Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)|
|Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)|
|Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)|
|Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|
The Common Merganser, also known as the Goosander, is a sea duck and is as much at home in salt water as fresh water. They have serrated edges to their bills to help them grip fish, eels etc.
The Merganser is an expert diver and can expertly catch fish, such as Salmon and Trout making them unpopular with fishermen.
|Hear the Common Merganser's Call:-|