Common Merganser. The reasons why the Hawaiian Goose, and the Laysan and Hawaiian Ducks are endangered are much better understood; however after nearly going extinct, populations have stabilized but unfortunately don't have much room for growth in the limited amount of available habitat. Spread the word. Females often lay eggs in each others' nests. forages by diving and swimming underwater, propelled by its feet, stroking with both feet in unison. We protect birds and the places they need. Jarek Matusiak Stefan Berndtsson. : "http://www. After the breeding season, Canada Geese become better known for the "V" shaped flocks they form during migration. Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl(Order: Anseriformes, Family:Anatidae). Or take action immediately with one of our current campaigns below: The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to more than 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. The swans, geese and ducks are grouped in the Anatidae (pronounced ah-NAH-tih-dee); a bird family with one hundred sixty-four species in forty-eight genera, various members of which can be found on all continents. National Audubon Society The Anatidae are represented in North America by sixty-nine species in twenty-three genera (including the extinct Labrador Duck). During winter months, northern populations will migrate to ice-free southern zones near lakes and ponds. This fish-eating duck is the typical merganser of freshwater lakes. Help power unparalleled conservation work for birds across the Americas, Stay informed on important news about birds and their habitats, Receive reduced or free admission across our network of centers and sanctuaries, Access a free guide of more than 800 species of North American birds, Discover the impacts of climate change on birds and their habitats, Learn more about the birds you love through audio clips, stunning photography, and in-depth text. May be increasing in Europe; apparently stable in North America. Summer: on shallow but clear rivers and lakes in forested country; avoids dense marshes and muddy waters. Grouse? A courting male makes a deep, rolling sound like the call of a pickerel frog, earning it the nickname of “frog-duck” in Georgia. Their wings can make a hollow, rushing sound in flight. Finds most food by sight; may swim along surface, dipping head underwater repeatedly until prey is spotted, then diving in pursuit. Finds most food by sight; may ... Eggs. Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) bird sounds free download on Home. Feeds on fish, mollusks, crustaceans, insects and plants. 0:00 / Common merganser (song) call, song. Long, thin bill is bright red. scJsHost+ Common Mergansers are usually silent, but females make a high, rapid cro cro cro to call ducklings from the nest, and give harsh gruk calls when threatened by predators. Young: May remain in nest a day or more after hatching; then they climb to cavity entrance and jump to ground. Pale buff. Females often lay eggs in each others' nests. Bald Eagle. While geese and some ducks are often found along the shoreline, species that feed on underwater vegetation such as swans and dabbling ducks prefer calm water with depths suited to the length of their necks. Common Mergansers are the largest of the three merganser species in North America. Västra Götalands län [SE-14], June 26, 2011. In deeper waters, the mergansers, scoters, and diving ducks occur. A group of ducks has many collective nouns, including a "brace", "flush", "paddling", "raft", and "team" of ducks. A - Z. App. Females give a hoarse gack call during courtship. Members of this well known bird family include the graceful, long-necked swans, familiar geese of farm fields and golf courses, and the many species of ducks. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? Common Merganser: Large, sleek diving duck with black upperparts and white underparts. Speak out against the Yazoo Backwater Pumps which would drain 200,000 acres of crucial bird habitat. mostly fish. Populations of two Alaskan diving ducks, the Steller's and Spectacled Eiders, are threatened for reasons unknown; possible causes include changes in their habitats, nest predation by ravens and gulls, hunting, and the on-going effects of lead poisoning. Feeding Behavior. Favorites. "https://secure." Birds of the World 544 views. Common Mergansers are streamlined ducks that float gracefully down small rivers or shallow shorelines. Common Mergansers living along rivers may spend hours resting on rocks or on shore. Drew Lanham, Ph.D. at Annual Gala, Here's Why This Mama Merganser Has More Than 50 Ducklings. song. Save the date: Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. A photographer in Minnesota recently captured an adorable shot of a Common Merganser followed by dozens of fuzzy babies. //]]> Wings are black with extensive white patches. The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. May remain in nest a day or more after hatching; then they climb to cavity entrance and jump to ground. Feeds on fish, mollusks, crustaceans, insects and plants. The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify Pale buff. Zoom in to see how this species’s current range will shift, expand, and contract under increased global temperatures. This new funding represents a down payment on the needed $100 million annual investment. Photo: Howard Arndt/Audubon Photography Awards, Great Egret. document.write(""); "https://ssl." He introduced the current binomial name Mergus merganser. Males in breeding plumage are more boldly patterned and often have iridescent blue or green on the head.