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    Red-breasted Merganser

    Mergus serrator
    • ORDER: Anseriformes
    • FAMILY: Anatidae
    Basic Description

    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.

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    Other Names
    • Serreta Mediana (Spanish)
    • Harle hupp√© (French)
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