Common Merganser

Mergus merganser - Harle bièvre

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Mergus

  • Species
    :

    merganser

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 66 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 82 à 97 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1050 à 1650 g
Longevity

10 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Mergus merganser merganser (Iceland, n Eurasia)
  • Mergus merganser orientalis (c Asia)
  • Mergus merganser americanus (Canada, w USA)

Foreign names

  • Harle bièvre,
  • Serreta Grande,
  • Merganso-grande,
  • Gänsesäger,
  • Nagy bukó,
  • Grote Zaagbek,
  • Smergo maggiore,
  • Storskrake,
  • Laksand,
  • potápač veľký,
  • morčák velký,
  • Stor Skallesluger,
  • isokoskelo,
  • bec de serra gros,
  • Gulönd,
  • nurogęś,
  • lielā gaura,
  • veliki žagar,
  • Большой крохаль,
  • カワアイサ,
  • 普通秋沙鸭,
  • 川秋沙〔普通秋沙〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries

Geographic range

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