Length: 20-25 Weight: 2-3 lbs
Male has a red breast, white collar, and dark greenish head with a long red bill. Female has a brown head with a double crest.
Breed in northern Alaska and Canada. Winter along Pacific and Atlantic coasts.
The species name serrator refers to the saw-like bill of this and other mergansers.
Red-breasted Mergansers breed farther north than any other North American merganser, and also winter farther south.
Make your own bird cookies!