Red Breasted Merganser Male
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Taken at Irvine Harbour on 4th April 2010 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300m zoom lens.




 

Male Winter Plumage
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 19th November 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Male Eclipse Plumage
Taken at Musselburgh on 19th November 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Female
Taken at Irvine Harbour on 9th March 2014 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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At Lunch
Taken at Irvine Harbour on 12th February 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm lens.
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Females In Flight
Taken at Stevenston on 27th September 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Red Breasted Merganser.
Species :
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Family:
Local names:
Mergus Serrator.
Anseriformes.
Anatidae

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On the ground in long grass.
Dives for fish and invertebrates.
The male has a dark head with a green sheen,
a white neck with a rusty breast, a black back,
and white underparts. Adult females have a rusty
head and a greyish body. The juvenile is like the
female, but lacks the white collar and has a smaller
white wing patch.
51–62 cm (20–24 in)
70–86 cm (28–34 in)
April - June. 1 brood
8 to 11
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