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Ducks at a Distance
A Waterfowl Identification Guide

Red-Breasted Merganser

GIF -- Picture of Red-Breasted Merganser

These birds winter most abundantly in coastal waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, and to a lesser extent, the Great Lakes.

GIF -- Picture of Flock Pattern

Their flight, strong and direct, is usually low over the water. They are difficult to distinguish in flight from the common merganser. Voice: Seldom heard.

GIF -- Picture of Wings

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