Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Summary 2

The red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator) is a diving duck, one of the sawbills. The genus name is a Latin word used by Pliny and other Roman authors to refer to an unspecified waterbird, and serrator is a sawyer from Latin serra, "saw".

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  1. (c) Tom Murray, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/tmurray74/50998587011/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mergus_serrator

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