Definition of Mergus merganser americanus
1. Noun. Common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander.
Group relationships: Genus Mergus, Mergus
Generic synonyms: Fish Duck, Merganser, Sawbill, Sheldrake
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Literary usage of Mergus merganser americanus
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1. The Game Birds of California by Tracy Irwin Storer, Joseph Grinnell, Harold Child Bryant (1918)
"... Merganser Mergus americanus Cassin OTHER NAMES—Fish Duck, part; Sawbill, part; Goosander; Sheldrake; mergus merganser americanus; Merganser americanus. ..."
2. Results of Ornithological Explorations in the Commander Islands and in by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1885)
"... mergus merganser americanus," saying, however, that " Le mâle adulte ne se distingue de celui de la forme européenne que par la couleur de l'abdomen, ..."
3. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the (1882)
"Bp.—Ruddy Duck. Mr. Ridgway obtained but a single individual ($) at Pyramid Lake in December, being the only one seen. mergus merganser americanus (Case. ..."