Male Smew

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Colouring White-grey body with black lines and eye patch
Voice Silent in winter
Feeds on Small fish and insect larvae
Flight Fast and low
Nesting Tree
Social Flocks
Male Smew
Male Smew
Page Last Updated 11/7/2019 9:20:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status Vulnerable
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Mergellus albellus
Category Wildfowl
StdName Smew
Vital Statistics
Length 14.2 to 17.3 ins
Weight 17.7 to 28.3 ozs
Wingspan 21.7 to 27.2 ins
Lifespan 1 to 8 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape Spatulate
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NAYNorth America
Country USYUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Smew (Species=Mergellus albellus / Standard Name=Smew)