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
Male and female in a seaport Locality Zeeland Province, Netherlands
Pascal Vagner 19 February 2012 1 year ago 37 sec 3.6
Two birds resting at sea Locality Nakholmen Island, Oslo Fjord, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 19 September 2012 35 weeks ago 26 sec 3.5
A female swimming. Locality Habomai Port, Nemuro Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 February 2010 2 years ago 23 sec 3.5
A female swimming and diving. Locality Habomai Port, Nemuro Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 6 February 2010 2 years ago 20 sec 3.5
A male laying close to the shore, while a female is swimming around Locality J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Lee County, Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Sharyn Staggers 31 March 2007 5 years ago 15 sec 3.5
A first winter male swimming Locality Normandie, France (Monotypic species)
Julien Rochefort 31 December 2006 6 years ago 11 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 30 photos
A pair mating, male is already in partial eclipse
Locality Lake Myvatn, Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland
Marco Valentini 11 June 2012 44 weeks ago 3.7
A chick following its 8 other brothers towards their mother.
Locality Middleton Island, Alaska, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 19 July 2006 3 years ago 3.6
A pair resting along the jetty.
Locality Barnegat Light, New Jersey, USA (United States)
firstname.lastname@example.org 10 March 2013 9 weeks ago 3.5
A female swimming.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 26 January 2013 16 weeks ago 3.5
A female sitting on the sand about to fly away.
Locality Florida, USA (United States)
sophiebuck 30 April 2012 16 weeks ago 3.4
Part of a small flock in the harbour
Locality Dunkerque, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Marco Valentini 19 February 2012 1 year ago 3.4