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Red-breasted Mergansers f.

Winter Bird Festival 2010 Bay Birding Cruise on Morro Bay


A large diving duck with a long thin bill, the Red-breasted Merganser is found in large lakes, rivers and the ocean. It prefers salt water more than the other two species of merganser.


# Large, thin diving duck.

# Long, thin, orange to red-orange bill.

# Shaggy crest on back of head.

# White patches in wing visible in flight.

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Taken on January 17, 2010