Living Bird Magazine
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
- ORDER: Anseriformes
- FAMILY: Anatidae
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.More ID Info
- Serreta Mediana (Spanish)
- Harle huppé (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Red-breasted Merganser breeds farther north and winters farther south than the other American mergansers.
- The oldest recorded Red-breasted Merganser was a female, and at least 9 years, 6 months old when she was shot in Alaska, the same state where she had been banded.