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 pair swimming and displaying Locality Gressholmen Island, Oslo Fjord, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 21 April 2006 6 years ago 22 sec 3.6
Two adult birds preening in the shore Locality Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2005 6 years ago 14 sec 3.6
A female swimming Locality Zeeland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Christian Dortu 31 October 2003 10 years ago 25 sec 3.6
Male and female in a seaport Locality Zeeland Province, Netherlands
Pascal Vagner 19 February 2012 1 year ago 37 sec 3.6
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 6 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 41 photos
A male swimming.
Locality Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 26 January 2013 45 weeks ago 4
A lone female cruising down a creek
Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 1 April 2012 1 year ago 4
Mergus serrator, serreta mediana, torrente de Canyamel, Mallorca.
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 15 January 2009 2 years ago 4
A pair mating
Locality Lake Myvatn, Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland
Marco Valentini 11 June 2012 1 year ago 3.9
Breeding male standing next to the Grand Canal in Marina del Rey CA.
Locality Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County, California, USA (United States)
susanks 29 January 2010 3 years ago 3.8
A chick following its 8 other brothers towards their mother.
Locality Middleton Island, Alaska, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 19 July 2006 4 years ago 3.8