Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

COME

Code 6

MERMER

ITIS

HEAD

Common Merganser Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: Black with green gloss.
  • Forehead Color: Black with green gloss.
  • Nape Color: Black with green gloss.
  • Throat Color: Black with green gloss.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Merganser Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 56-69 cm (22-27 in)
  • Weight: 1723 g (60.8 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Merganser Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats., Bill, head, body, and tail held in a straight line.
  • Wingspan Range: 79-94 cm (31-37 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Red-orange
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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