Forum > Identifying Birds > Goosander V Merganser ???

 
Joey Posted 31-Dec-2018 12:47
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Can anybody help me with the Goosander v Merganser identification. Went to Scotland and saw these ducks. I am sure the top one is Goosander but my husband said Red Breasted Merganser. And the bottom duck picture very dark in colour. I have got another photo of that one which I can upload later if this one isn't clear - Thanks.  

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Aljo Posted 15-Jan-2019 17:33
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Top picture is a female goosander. The white chin is much better defined than that of a merganser.

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Joey Posted 17-Jan-2019 20:01
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Thanks for info Aljo - Any ideas on the bottom picture - I know it isn't so clear - Much appreciated  

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