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Goosander/Common Merganser Mergus merganser   - Comparison
Goosander/Common Merganser
Photographer : © Mohit Kumar Ghatak
Location :Numero, Hokkaido, Japan
Date : 5 February 2017
English synonyms:Merganser, Large Merganser, Common Large Merganser, Himalayan Large Merganser (orientalis), Eastern Goosander (orientalis)
Bird Family :Anatini - Typical Ducks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Breeding plumaged male in front. The bird behind is in partial breeding plumage, i.e. it is assuming breeding plumage but hasn't yet reached the stage where it looks like the bird in front. - MG
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