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Goosander

Mergus merganser comatus (Salvadori, 1895)

Большой крохаль | Үлкен бейнарық
female

2011-07-24
Bartogai reservoir, Almaty oblast
© Askar Isabekov

Description

Male in breeding plumage has lighter upper parts, light stripes on rump are more dense and a little less sharp than in merganser; black edges on scapulars are wide, reaching 2.2 mm. Female head is somewhat lighter. Male bill length 48-56 (51.5), female 40-47 (44) mm.

Distribution

Breeds in Tien Shan, two broods recorded mid-June 2002 on Bartagoy reservoir.

References

Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.

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Mergus merganser
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Mergus merganser merganser
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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