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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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Twenty-seven female mergansers were fitted with transmitters.
The 2010 totals included 799 wood ducks, 198 mallards, 76 American green winged teal, 21 blue winged teal, 7 black ducks, 2 hooded mergansers, 1 American wigeon, 1 American coot, 6 soras, 2 Virginia rails, 1 pied billed grebe and 44 recaptures.
The daily bag limit of mergansers is five, including only one hooded merganser.
Birds seen included teal,little grebe -one came within feet of the hide; two drake red-breasted mergansers displaying for the attentions of a single female; ringed plover; dunlin; and two large flocks of lapwing.
Sea ducks - especially eiders, scoters, buffleheads, mergansers, brant and herons - were abundant, though fishy tasting.
We shot mallards, ring-necked ducks, hooded mergansers, black ducks and Canada geese.
During this special day-long hunt, youth can harvest ducks, mergansers, coots and moorhens.
1 to 24 for common and red-breasted mergansers, oldsquaws, eiders and scoters.
During fall and winter, its offshore waters support thousands of eiders, scoters, red-breasted mergansers, and brant.
Herons, mergansers, eels, osprey, kingfishers, otters, trout and salmon eat many young.
Common mergansers work the major rivers, such as the Allegheny, Susquehanna, Delaware, and common goldeneyes use the Susquehanna on their journey north in spring.