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 59 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 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 43 sec 4.9
An adult female on the water preening. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp americanus)
Don DesJardin 2 February 2014 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 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 5 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
preening and diving Locality Haines, Alaska, USA (United States)
Vicky Cheng 4 July 2012 1 year ago 3 min 20 sec 4.6
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Goosander (Mergus merganser), female
Locality Les Grangettes Nature Reserve, Noville, Vaud Canton, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 2 December 2010 7 weeks ago 4.4
Goosander (Mergus merganser), male
Locality Chablais de Cudrefin and Fanel Reserves, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 1 January 2008 7 weeks ago 4.4
Along the lake shore in a group of 6
Locality Geneva Canton, Switzerland (ssp merganser)
Marco Valentini 21 April 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Female stretching its wings.
Locality Rushing River Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (ssp americanus)
Ken Simonite 12 August 2012 1 year ago 4.2
A female of Mergus merganser on the Donau by Ulm
Locality Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (ssp merganser)
Guido Bohn 11 August 2010 3 years ago 4.2
Adult male coming in for a landing.
Locality Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (ssp americanus)
Ken Simonite 5 May 2013 33 weeks ago 4.1
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