Red-breasted merganser (Mergus serrator)

A large duck of rivers and lakes. This species dives to catch food which is mainly small fishes, crustaceans and aquatic insects and frogs. They build their nest on the ground near water. The bird winters mose South along coastal areas.

How To Identify

This species is very similar in appearance to the Common Merganser. The distinctive characteristic is the color of the neck and breast which isn’t white.

Where and When to Spot

I observe this bird in Rapids Park Lachine and occasionally in the large pond of Park Angrignon.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Angrignon

    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 560

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    NIKON D7100


    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 220

Taxonomy

Anseriformes
Anatidae
Mergus serrator