Species Details

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Common Merganser Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mergus merganser
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Goosander, Merganser
Habitat : Rapid flowing rivers, lakes and coasts.
Description : The Common Merganser is a large slim duck with a long body and long bill (adult bird length approximately 66 cm, weight 1.2 kg, wing 27 cm, bill 5.3 cm, tarsus 4.8 cm, tail 11 cm). It forages by swimming upstream and diving under water to seize its prey. It feeds on fish, aquatic insects, crustaceans, molluscs, worms, frogs, birds, small mammals and vegetable matter.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Luciano Giussani(www.inaturalist.org/people/Luciano Giussani),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Jerome Fischermore information, please contact us.