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Nov 22

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Mergansers: common and endangered diving ducks

The holarctic Common merganser (Mergus merganser) is, fortuitous, the most common species of mergansers with an increasing population. The Brazilian merganser (Mergus octosetaceus) on the other hand, is critically endangered and its population is still decreasing. Find out more about these and other types of mergansers at the new pages which have been added today.

 

  1. Hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
  2. Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus
  3. Red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator
  4. Scaly-sided (Chinese) merganser, Mergus squamatus
  5. Common merganser (Goosander), Mergus merganser

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Above: Hooded merganser, adult male in breeding plumage.


 
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