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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Herons are now invading goldfish ponds and eating worms and tadpoles, kingfishers can only feed by diving from a perch into a shallow water, but sawbills are like submarines hunting every part of the river.
Less bizarre predators include cormorants (Phalacrocorax, Nannopterum), grebes (Podiceps, Aechmophorus, Podilymbus, Tachybaptus), and sawbills (Mergus), named for the serrated bills they use to clasp slippery fish.
And three, the weather, at least for pass-shooting sawbills, was ideal--40 degrees, sun and a light wind.
After a classroom introduction, follow the rangers to Bittell reservoirs to look for dabblers, divers, swans, sawbills and other winter wildfowl.