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
Four female-plumaged birds, on river rocks, resting and preening Locality Madoi-Yushu, Qinghai, China (Northern) (ssp merganser)
Josep del Hoyo 30 July 2002 6 years ago 11 sec 1.5
A brief view of a small group of birds Locality Nepal (ssp orientalis)
Rigdon Currie 28 February 2006 5 years ago 1 sec 1.5
PhotosSee all 61 photos
Female on the water.
Locality LaSalle Park, Burlington, Ontario, Canada (ssp americanus)
Miriam Bauman 3 December 2011 1 year ago 2.7
Female and her three fledgelings swimming on a river.
Locality Augustów, Podlaskie Province, Poland (ssp merganser)
Hanna Sztwiertnia 4 August 2011 1 year ago 2.6
A female merganser opened a mouth greatly.
Locality Ishikawa Prefecture, Honshu, Japan (ssp orientalis)
Mitsuru Akimoto 7 December 2010 2 years ago 2.6
A sleeping eclipse male
Locality Bridge of Allan, Stirling Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp merganser)
Anne Cotton 27 August 2010 2 years ago 2.6
Locality Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada (ssp americanus)
Guy Poisson 30 November 2010 2 years ago 2.5
Flying bird (1st year).
Locality Moudon, Vaud Canton, Switzerland
Georges Olioso 8 June 2009 3 years ago 2.5
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