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Common Merganser Common merganser on the Elbow River in Calgary, Alberta. Canada,Common merganser,Duck,Geotagged,Mergus merganser Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Common Merganser

Common merganser on the Elbow River in Calgary, Alberta.

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  1. Awesome that you managed to get a good frontal shot as well. Promoted. Posted 4 years ago

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The common merganser or goosander is a large duck, of rivers and lakes of forested areas of Europe, northern and central Asia, and North America. It eats fish and nests in holes in trees. John James Audubon called this bird the "Buff-breasted Merganser" in his book ''The Birds of America''.

Similar species: Ducks, Geese, Etc.
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2014. Captured Aug 25, 2012 17:48 in 800 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3, Canada.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/6.3
  • 1/332s
  • ISO250
  • 250mm