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Red-breasted Merganser Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Mergus serrator
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : Red-breasted merganser has a spiky crest and long thin red bill with serrated edges. The adult red-breasted merganser is 51–62 cm long, weight ranges from 800-1350 gm. The male has a dark head with a green sheen, a white neck, black back, and white underparts. Adult female has a greyish body. They mainly eat small fish, but also aquatic insects and frogs.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source:www.en.wikipedia.org, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Robert Keereweer(www.inaturalist.org/people/Robert Keereweer),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Stanislas Wrozamore information, please contact us.