Red-breasted Merganser [Mergus serrator] ~ 2016 #16

Red-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser ~ The Pier at White Rock, BC ~ Jan 24, 2016

This Red-breasted Merganser was another lifer for me. This would have also been one I could have easily mis-identified as a Common Merganser if it weren’t for the information shared by other bloggers. In doing a bit of research on the All About Birds website they say one of the main differences between the female of the species is that the Common Mergansers will have a more defined white chin.  Now the only thing I’m not sure is if these are females or immature males…

Red-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser ~ The Pier at White Rock, BC ~ Jan 24, 2016

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