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Common merganser (female)
Mergus merganser

Common merganser (female)
Common merganser (female)

Size: 25 inches
Overall Color: brown and gray
Occurrence: near water
Diet: fish and invertebrates
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: red crested head, white chin and breast
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: anseriformes
Family: 01 Anatidae (geese,ducks,swans)
Genus: Mergus
Species: merganser

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