Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) - HBW 1, p. 625
French: Harle huppé
Spanish: Serreta Mediana
Taxonomy: Mergus Serrator Linnaeus, 1758, Europe.
Greenland population has been assigned separate subspecies, schioleri, but doubtfully valid. Monotypic.
Distribution: Most of N North America, S to Great Lakes; Greenland, Iceland and most of N Eurasia, S to Britain, NE China and N Japan.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 37 videos
A female swimming in a river estuary, then doing a wing stretch and flying away. Locality Ventura River Mouth, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 3 April 2013 6 weeks ago 46 sec 4.7
An adult female sitting on the water preening. Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 16 December 2008 4 years ago 41 sec 4.4
A female swimming and looking around. Locality Habomai Port, Nemuro Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 February 2010 2 years ago 21 sec 4.2
Two males displaying to a female Locality Normandie, France (Monotypic species)
Julien Rochefort 31 December 2006 6 years ago 28 sec 3.9
Two pairs diving Locality Normandie, France (Monotypic species)
Julien Rochefort 31 December 2006 6 years ago 5 sec 3.7
Three males displaying to three females Locality Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St.Anne's, Lancashire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 6 January 2001 1 year ago 51 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 30 photos
A pair mating
Locality Lake Myvatn, Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland
Marco Valentini 11 June 2012 43 weeks ago 4.4
Adult male moulting to eclipse in lake Tjornin
Locality Reykjavík, Greater Reykjavík Region, Iceland
Marco Valentini 4 June 2012 45 weeks ago 4.3
Red-breasted Merganser (Actually, a male Common Merganser)
Locality California, USA (United States) (ssp Common Merganser)
Ethan Winning 16 September 2012 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.2
A breeding female
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 1 April 2012 25 weeks ago 4.2
A beautiful male at Barnegat Inlet.
Locality Barnegat Light, New Jersey, USA (United States)
email@example.com 10 March 2013 8 weeks ago 4
A male swimming.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 26 January 2013 15 weeks ago 4