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Goosander

Cumberland Wildpark Grünau
Grünau, Austria
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Chick transport on the mother's back
Distribution: breeding bird of the northern hemisphere
Species name: Goosander
Scientific name: Mergus merganser
Class: birds
Order: geese birds
Family: duck birds
Weight: about 2160 g
Life expectancy: about 10 years
Enemies: Seagulls (stealing eggs), martens
Characteristics: Males predominantly white, neck and head black-green, shoulder black, female trunk ash-gray, head and neck red-brown, males and females carry a hood, beak with black edges
Breeding season: April
Clutch: 8 - 10 eggs
Breeding time: 30 days
Food: especially fish