Common merganser has big family

Last Friday at the southernmost point of the continental Finland in Hanko we met a group  of a common mergansers, also called goosander (Mergus merganser, isokoskelo in Finnish), one female with 17 chicks. One female has typically 8-12 eggs, but one female can gather also other females’ chicks into bigger group. – After enjoying the warmth of the rock they slowly swam away.

[Edit 15.7. at 18:10: I mistakenly identified this earlier as red-breasted merganser. My ornithology friend corrected me, now changed to common merganser. Thanks Kari.]

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.



About Olli Laasanen

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2 Responses to Common merganser has big family

  1. They are beautiful birds, Olli. I love the way you have composed each image.

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