• Goosander

    3 years ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Most of you will be more comfortable with the name Common Merganser , but the Brits still like to use Goosander. Whichever one you prefer, the Latin name (odd waterbird, odd waterbird, a bit like a goose) is still Mergus merganser. The European version takes the nominate while the North American race takes M m americanus .
    It has become more common in the UK over recent years, but in my experience are usually seen at quite a distance. This immature bird was seen on a small river that flows through a picturesque village in the Peak District National Park, in Derbyshire. It had learned that...
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