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Juvenile Goosander

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Colouring Greyish body, brown head
Voice Harsh cackling noises
Feeds on Fish
Flight Low, fast and direct
Nesting Tree
Social Small Flocks
Juvenile Goosander
Juvenile Goosander
Also Known As ..
Common Merganser
Page Last Updated 3/24/2020 11:25:09 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Juvenile
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Mergus merganser
Category Ducks, Geese, Swans
StdName Common Merganser
Vital Statistics
Length 22.4 to 27.2 ins
Weight 35.4 to 56.6 ozs
Wingspan 32.3 to 38.6 ins
Lifespan 1 to 8 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution (underline = this CommonName used here) YCommon SScarce RRare NNot Seen
Region EUEurope
Region NANorth America
Country CACanada
Country USUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Juvenile Goosander (Species=Mergus merganser / Standard Name=Common Merganser)