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Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Hasaki, Ibaraki, Japan - Apr 6, 2003 © William Hull  Port George, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Mar, 2005 © Richard Stern  Brier Island, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada - Apr, 2005 © Richard Stern  Vaulx-en-Velin, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France - Jan 12, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Vaulx-en-Velin, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France - Jan 12, 2002 © Pascal Dubois 
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(1) Resident in Greenland.
(2) Resident in much of nw. Europe including Iceland, British Isles (Scotland, n. England, Ireland), Faroe Is., Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland), n. Baltic States (Estonia), nw. Russia and continental n. Europe to the Netherlands, n. Germany, Denmark and Poland e. across n. Russia (Novaya Zemlya), n. and c. Siberia s. to n. edge of steppes, Kamchatka and the Commander Is., then s. to the Crimea, Armenia (Lake Sevan), Kazakhstan (Lake Balkhash), the Altai, Tuva, Lake Baikal, ne. China (n. Manchuria or n. Heilongjiang), Ussuriland, Amurland and n. Japan (Hokkaido). In n. North America, from n. Alaska across n. Canada from the n. Yukon, n. Mackenzie, c. Keewatin, s. Baffin Is., Labrador and Newfoundland s. to the Aleutian Is., s. and se. Alaska, n. British Columbia, sw. and c. Saskatchewan, s. Manitoba and the n. United States from c. Minnesota and Great Lakes e. to Nova Scotia, New England and New Jersey.
Winters in s. Greenland, Iceland, coasts of Scotland and Norway and s. Sweden s. to Mediterranean basin and ex. nw. Africa from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and possibly Egypt, Persian Gulf , w. Turkey and s. Russia (n. Black Sea, w. and s. Caspian Sea), Armenia (Lake Sevan), s. Siberia (coasts of Kamchatka Peninsula), Commander Is., coast of se. China, Taiwan, Korea, Kuril Is., Japan and both coasts of North America and small numbers s. along Gulf coast to n. Mexico (Baja, Sonora and Tamualipas).
North America n. of the Mexican border;
Summer: ALK, YUK n. to coast of Arctic Ocean, nw. BCO, MAC, ex. ne. ALB (Lake Athabasca), c. SAS, c. KEE, c. MAN (Churchill), ONT, ne. MIN, n. WIS, n. MIC, QUE (Anticosti Is. and Magdalen Is.), LAB (se Baffin Is.), NBR, PEI, n. MAE, NSC and NFD;
Winter: along the Pacific coast of s. ALK, BCO, WAS, ORG, CAL (Salton Sea), Colorado River and associated lakes in w. ARZ and s. NEV, Great Lakes (Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario) off WIS, ILL, IND, OHO, MIC, w. PEN, w. NYK, ONT and along the Atlantic coasts of NFD, NSC, PEI, se. NBR, MAE, se. NHP, MAS, RID, CON, se. NYK, NJY, DEL, MYD, VIR, NCA, SCA, GEO, FLA, ALA, MIS, LOU and e. TEX;


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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