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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.
Response: This is an adult female Brazilian merganser, Mergus octosetaceus, with her newly-hatched chicks in tow one is riding on her back.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Zhalong serves as a wetland breeding area for bird species such as the rare red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) and Chinese merganser (Mergus squamatus).
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.
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).
Mergus Merganser (buff-breasted merganser or sheldrake), common on lakes and rivers.