IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern
A large diving duck with a long thin bill, the Red-breasted Merganser is found in large lakes, rivers and the ocean. It prefers salt water more than the other two species of merganser.
Mostly fish; also crustaceans, insects, and tadpoles.
Depression in ground, lined with down. Often placed under boulder or in dense shrubs.
Dives underwater to catch prey.
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