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Common Merganser -
(Mergus merganser)


  • Male: whitish lower body, black back,     green head, red feet and bill 
  • Female: mostly grey, dark rufous head,     white chest and spot under chin square white wing patch
  • 25" (60 cm)


  • Wooded ponds and lakes
  • Some rivers

Additional Information

  • Common migrant
  • Winters in Mexico

Male Common Merganser on pond

Female Common Merganser on pond


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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