Goosander (Mergus merganser) - HBW 1, p. 626
French: Harle bièvre
Spanish: Serreta Grande
Other common names: Common Merganser
Taxonomy: Mergus Merganser Linnaeus, 1758, Europe.
Race comatus synonymous with orientalis. Hybridization with Aythya americana recorded in captivity. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- merganser Linnaeus, 1758 - Palearctic, from Iceland E to Kamchatka, S to C Europe, NE China and N Japan.
- orientalis Gould, 1845 - C Asia, from NE Afghanistan E through Tibet and Himalayas to W China.
- americanus Cassin, 1852 - North America, from Alaska to Newfoundland, S to N and W USA.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 63 videos
An adult female searching for prey dives and catches a crayfish and proceeds to swallow it whole. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp americanus)
Don DesJardin 2 February 2014 41 weeks ago 43 sec 4.9
bird diving for food Locality River Ness, Inverness, Highland Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp merganser )
Keith and Lynn Youngs 22 September 2014 8 weeks ago 40 sec 4.8
An adult female on the water preening. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp americanus)
Don DesJardin 2 February 2014 41 weeks ago 38 sec 4.8
An adult female swimming. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp americanus)
Don DesJardin 26 January 2014 42 weeks ago 33 sec 4.8
Male swimming and dive Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp merganser)
Per Johan 17 March 2007 3 years ago 25 sec 4.7
Female swimming display Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp merganser)
Per Johan 19 March 2007 3 years ago 39 sec 4.7
PhotosSee all 102 photos
Bird in the lake in the morning.
Locality Kangasala, Western Finland Province, Finland (ssp merganser)
Igor Shilokhvost 15 August 2013 23 weeks ago 4.7
Goosander (Mergus merganser), female
Locality Les Grangettes Nature Reserve, Noville, Vaud Canton, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 2 December 2010 44 weeks ago 4.7
Goosander (Mergus merganser), male
Locality Chablais de Cudrefin and Fanel Reserves, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 1 January 2008 44 weeks ago 4.6
Female stretching its wings.
Locality Rushing River Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (ssp americanus)
Ken Simonite 12 August 2012 2 years ago 4.6
Gänsesäger (Mergus merganser merganser)
Locality Switzerland (ssp merganser)
lambrigger 7 weeks ago 4.5
Adult male coming in for a landing.
Locality Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (ssp americanus)
Ken Simonite 5 May 2013 1 year ago 4.5
- No sound recordings available yet