Common Merganser





Length--25½ in.

Weight--2½ lbs.



This species is larger than the red-breasted merganser, and is one of

the largest of our ducks. It is one of the last to migrate south, and is

more common than the red-breasted merganser on inland waters.



Flocks move in follow the leader style, low over the water.



The only call seems to be a startled croak.





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