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Jan 19, 2015

Goosander with a big mouthful...

Photo by Yonhap / EPA
A Goosander (Mergus merganser) holds a fish in its beak, in a stream in Gangneung, Gangwan Province in South Korea.   The Goosander is native to Europe, as well as central and northern Asia.   In North America, the Goosander is known as the Common Merganser. There are three slightly differing subspecies of this bird: two in Eurasia and one in North America.   Holding on to slippery fish (see photo above) is easy for this bird because of the fine tooth-like serrations along the sides of its bill.
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