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 50 videos
Female swimming display Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp merganser)
Per Johan 19 March 2007 2 years ago 39 sec 4.7
Male swimming and dive Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp merganser)
Per Johan 17 March 2007 2 years ago 25 sec 4.6
preening and diving Locality Haines, Alaska, USA (United States)
Vicky Cheng 4 July 2012 31 weeks ago 3 min 20 sec 4.6
Adult female escorts four juveniles upstream through white water Locality Ketchikan, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp americanus)
Joe Angseesing 9 August 2007 4 years ago 43 sec 4.4
a female with a chick on Lake Annecy Locality Lake Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Enrique Pelayo 20 August 2010 1 year ago 1 min 28 sec 4.3
Four juveniles swimming upstream Locality Ketchikan, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp americanus)
Joe Angseesing 9 August 2007 4 years ago 20 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 61 photos
Along the lake shore in a group of 6
Locality Geneva Canton, Switzerland (ssp merganser)
Marco Valentini 21 April 2011 1 year ago 4.5
Female stretching its wings.
Locality Rushing River Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (ssp americanus)
Ken Simonite 12 August 2012 39 weeks ago 4.3
A female of Mergus merganser on the Donau by Ulm
Locality Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (ssp merganser)
Guido Bohn 11 August 2010 2 years ago 4.3
Along the Geneva lake shore among several individuals
Locality Lake Léman, Switzerland (ssp merganser)
Marco Valentini 18 April 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Locality Leeds, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain (ssp merganser)
Kevin B Agar 4 September 2011 1 year ago 4.1
A male swimming along the edge of the ice.
Locality Calgary, Alberta, Canada (ssp americanus)
Ken Havard 16 January 2010 29 weeks ago 4
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