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Goosander/Common Merganser Mergus merganser   - Male
Goosander/Common Merganser
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :Jia Bharali River, Nameri, Assam, India
Date : 28 December 2013
English synonyms:Merganser, Large Merganser, Common Large Merganser, Himalayan Large Merganser (orientalis), Eastern Goosander (orientalis)
Bird Family :Anatini - Typical Ducks
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Came across several of them while rafting along the river though we got hardly any chance to get closer to them. Here is a click on one stealth chance when they were oblivious of our raft. - JK