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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Anatidae — the typical mergansers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of ducks consisting of mergansers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Merginæ, formerly coextensive with the subfamily, now restricted to such species as the goosander, M. merganser, and the red-breasted merganser, M. serrator. See merganser.

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  • n. mergansers


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  • Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus, photographed in Brasil, South America.

    Mystery bird: Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus

  • Response: This is an adult female Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus, with her newly-hatched chicks in tow one is riding on her back.

    Mystery bird: Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus

  • Species of particular concern are black-fronted piping guan Aburria jacutinga (E), Brazilian merganser Mergus octosetaceus (E), purple-winged ground dove Claravis godefrida (E) and helmeted woodpecker Dryocopus galeatus (V).

    Iguazú National Park, Argentina

  • Species such as eiders, oldsquaw (Clangula hyemalis), common merganser (Mergus merganser), and red-breasted mergansers (M. serrator), are hunted by set seasonal open and closing dates.

    Management and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds in the Arctic

  • A number of waterfowl species including goldeneye Bucephala clangula, goosander Mergus merganser, wigeon Anas penelope, teal Anas crecca and bean goose Anser fabalis breed in the area.

    Virgin Komi Forests, Russian Federation

  • They include the red-billed curassow (Crax blumenbachii, EN), which has its last stronghold in the Sooretama Biological Reserve in the state of Espirito Santo, and the rare Brazilian merganser (Mergus octosetaceus, CR), a flagship for the southern Atlantic Forest in Brazil and Misiones.

    Biological diversity in the Atlantic Forest

  • Zhalong serves as a wetland breeding area for bird species such as the rare red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) and Chinese merganser (Mergus squamatus).

    Nenjiang River grassland

  • Birds visiting the area include Brent goose Branta bernicla, common eider Somateria mollissima, red-breasted merganser Mergus serrator, pomarine skua Stercorarius pomarinus, Arctic skua Stercorarius parasiticus, Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea and Brünnich's guillemot Uria lomvia.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • Bird surveys have recorded 306 species, including black-hawk eagle Spizaetus tyrannus, ocellated crake Micropygia schomburgii, greater rhea Rhea americana, Brazilian merganser Mergus octocetaceus (CR) and dwarf tinamu Taoniscus nanus (VU).

    Cerrado Protected Areas, Brazil

  • Mergus Merganser (buff-breasted merganser or sheldrake), common on lakes and rivers.

    The Maine Woods


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