Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

RBME

Code 6

MERSER

ITIS

HEAD

Red-breasted Merganser Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked Seabird
  • Eye Color: Deep red
  • 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 and white.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-breasted Merganser Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 41-66 cm (16-26 in)
  • Weight: 1349 g (47.61 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black and gray.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Red-breasted Merganser Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 79-89 cm (31-35 in)
  • Wing Shape: Long-Wings, Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Red
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