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 66 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 1 year ago 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 1 year ago 38 sec 4.9
bird diving for food Locality River Ness, Highland Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp merganser)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 22 September 2014 1 year ago 40 sec 4.8
An adult female swimming. Locality Arroyo Simi, Simi, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp americanus)
Don DesJardin 26 January 2014 1 year ago 33 sec 4.8
bird preening on a rock Locality Cramond, Edinburgh City Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp merganser)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 9 September 2015 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 35 sec 4.8
Male swimming and dive Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp merganser)
Per Johan 17 March 2007 4 years ago 25 sec 4.7
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A bird with chicks
Mustafa Sozen 17 July 2012 41 weeks ago 4.8
The Goosander just took a piece of bread and the gull is trying to steel it
Locality Germignaga, Lombardy Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 7 March 2015 29 weeks ago 4.8
Along the lake shore in a group of 6
Locality Geneva Canton, Switzerland (ssp merganser)
Marco Valentini 21 April 2011 3 years ago 4.5
Goosander (Mergus merganser), female
Locality Les Grangettes Nature Reserve, Noville, Vaud Canton, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 2 December 2010 1 year ago 4.4
Bird in the lake in the morning.
Locality Kangasala, Western Finland Province, Finland (ssp merganser)
Igor Shilokhvost 15 August 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Female stretching its wings.
Locality Rushing River Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada (ssp americanus)
Ken Simonite 12 August 2012 3 years ago 4.4