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merganser:

see duckduck,
common name for wild and domestic waterfowl of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and swans. It is hunted and bred for its meat, eggs, and feathers. Strictly speaking, duck refers to the female and drake to the male.
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merganser

[mər′gan·sər]
(vertebrate zoology)
Any of several species of diving water fowl composing a distinct subfamily of Anatidae and characterized by a serrate bill adapted for catching fish.

merganser

any of several typically crested large marine diving ducks of the genus Mergus, having a long slender hooked bill with serrated edges
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For example, mergansers consume local fish resources on a small scale and fish from other riverine reaches resupply the local food source quickly.
Commonly observed species include common merganser, bufflehead, common goldeneye, hooded merganser, mallard, black duck and greater and lesser scaup.
Two, West Coast duck hunting primarily consists of divers in open water--redheads, bluebills and buffleheads the most likely game with canvasbacks and the merganser species rounding out the roster.
Scaly-sided mergansers usually feed in loose groups of 2-9 individuals (Shao et al.
Unlike mallard or black ducks, mergansers won't eat bread or other food people may offer.
We analyse the relationship between breeding success measured as either chick numbers or individual numbers in July (post-breeding population size including both adults and chicks) and breeding population trends for the mallard, common eider, goldeneye and common merganser in Aasla, an island in the Archipelago Sea, southwestern Finland.
Things get more competitive as Jim Jones and Rob Owens carry out their yearlong battle for the "Coveted Hooded Merganser Award.
One possible explanation may be that mergansers and kingfishers are precisely tied by photoperiod to June as a time of nest building and egg incubation, with such reduced stream feeding as to leave no detectable correlation with year-to-year variations in rainfall.
And now herons, robins, blackbirds, thrushes, mergansers, and other birds are coming there.
Its river otters, migrating salmon, and mergansers were gone.
The fish-culturist buys an unnatural abundance of fish at the expense of the public's herons, mergansers, and terns.
Eiders off Aber Ogwen included a few well grown young, with 81 Goosanders there and 47 Red-breasted Mergansers along the coast at Aber.