merganser

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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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During fall and winter, its offshore waters support thousands of eiders, scoters, red-breasted mergansers, and brant.
In spring, huge numbers of migrating red-breasted mergansers occur in the harbor, along with common and Caspian terns.
In contrast, populations of six species reached an all-time low - mallards, pochards, goldeneyes, red-breasted mergansers, ringed plovers and dunlins.
Bring a spotting scope and look out to sea to find scoters, common eiders, red-breasted mergansers and plunge-diving gannets.
Ponds on Anglesey contain frogspawn and at RSPB Conwy, Goldeneyes and Red-breasted Mergansers are throwing back their heads in mating displays.
Kingfisher frequent the pools, while greenshanks are often along the river edge and red-breasted mergansers and great crested grebes are in the Strait.
Since its first appearance in Lake Erie in 1999, type E botulism has killed many thousands of waterbirds, particularly gulls, common loons and red-breasted mergansers.
1 to 24 for common and red-breasted mergansers, oldsquaws, eiders and scoters.