Baking: Red-breasted Merganser

 

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Mergus serrator

Length: 20-25 Weight: 2-3 lbs

Identification:

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.

RBME

Distribution: 

Breed in northern Alaska and Canada. Winter along Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Cool Facts:

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.

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References:

All About Birds

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