red breasted merganser ?

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red breasted merganser ?

Postby Back for more » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:28 pm

Use to see a lot of common but not red breasted. Has green head , black and white body,and bright orange feet. Going to get it stuffed to add diversity to collection. Just wondering if you guys see these a lot or if they are in fact red breasted merganser ?
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Re: red breasted merganser ?

Postby quackadikt » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:30 pm

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Re: red breasted merganser ?

Postby Back for more » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:41 pm

Common have red heads right ? I've seen a lot with red heads.
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Re: red breasted merganser ?

Postby Back for more » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:44 pm

Common have red heads right ? I've seen a lot with red heads.
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Re: red breasted merganser ?

Postby Back for more » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:48 pm

No your right . Common merg guess I never shot one with green head
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Re: red breasted merganser ?

Postby quackadikt » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:47 pm

Hens - rusty head
Drakes - green head
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Re: red breasted merganser ?

Postby jrabq » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:51 pm

99+% of the big mergansers around here are "common". I did see one hen the other day that I'm pretty sure was a red-breasted, had a small crest on the back of head. The drake red-breasted also has a green head, but should have a crest which the common does not. At least that is my understanding, don't anyone get the idea I'm a merganser expert :biggrin:
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