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 Common Merganser

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  Goosander Alternate name
Mergus merganser Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
58_66cm        (78-94 cm wingspan) Length
Wooded rivers and streams, winters lakes, coastal. Habitat
8-11 eggs incubated by female 30-32 days Clutch  
Fish, small mammals, insects Food   Diet
499 World Number

Least concern                           


Photo by Thet Zaw Naing April 6, 2010 all rights reserved

Video by Needsmoreritalin all rights reserved

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Embedded file Common Merganser call
(Mergus merganser)
Andrew Spencer XC14185
11-07-2007, United States


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Common Merganser Song
(Mergus merganser)
Patrik ?erg XC27186
30-03-2008, Sweden

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