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___________________________________________________________________________________ Birds 168 Red-breasted Mergansers

 

 

 

 

RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS Mergus serrator (m, f)

 

 

RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS Mergus serrator (m, f)

 

 

RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS Mergus serrator (m, f)

 

         The Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator is a predominantly coastal sawbill, inhabiting lakes, sea lochs and estuaries. It is noticeably lighter in build than the closely related Goosander or Common Merganser M. merganser. The final photograph illustrates several drakes displaying in order to impress a solitary duck.

 

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