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meralb2530.jpg (40062 bytes) Alternate name
Mergellus albellus Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
38-44cm               Length
Wetlands, boreal forest, coastal waters Habitat
6-9 eggs incubated by female for 25-27 days. Clutch  
Fish, insects and insect larvae. Food   Diet
gregarious diving duck  Habits
494 World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved

view photos Photo by  Len Blumin  June 27, 2007 all rights reserved

Video by : bjingbar all rights reserved

Smew by Len Blumin.

Embedded file Smew calls of a pair (Mergellus albellus)
Stuart Fisher XC26577 02-05-2001, United Kingdom

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