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Scaly-sided Merganser

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Alternate name
Mergus squamatus Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
52-58 cm Length
Their breeding habitat is rivers in primary forest Habitat
4-12 eggs incubated by female for 31 to 35 days. Clutch  
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs aquatic insects Food   Diet
Often so;itary but sometimes seen in small flocks.  Habits
498 World Number
Endangered                BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Status

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South-east Russia, North Korea and north-east China. They are migratory, wintering in central and southern China, with small numbers in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, northern Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand.

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