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Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator





credit:  Peter Massas/CCSA


ADULT MALE Has a narrow reddish bill, a green head (looks dark in poor light), white neck, and streaked orange-red breast. Flanks are gray and back is black. Eclipse male is similar to adult female, but retains wing pattern. ADULT FEMALE Reddish bill, dirty orange head and nape, but a paler throat; body plumage is otherwise grayish buff. JUVENILE Resembles adult female.

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