Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator - Harle huppé

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Anseriformes

  • Family
    :

    Anatidés

  • Genus
    :

    Mergus

  • Species
    :

    serrator

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 58 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 70 à 86 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1000 à 1250 g
Longevity

9 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) is a species of bird in the Anatidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Harle huppé,
  • Serreta Mediana,
  • Merganso-de-poupa,
  • Mittelsäger,
  • Örvös bukó,
  • Middelste Zaagbek,
  • Smergo minore,
  • Småskrake,
  • Siland,
  • potápač prostredný,
  • morčák prostřední,
  • Toppet Skallesluger,
  • tukkakoskelo,
  • bec de serra mitjà,
  • Toppönd,
  • szlachar,
  • garknābja gaura, melgāle,
  • srednji žagar,
  • Длинноносый крохаль,
  • ウミアイサ,
  • 红胸秋沙鸭,
  • 紅胸秋沙,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

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

Geographic range

Illustration

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