Definition of Mergus merganser americanus

1. Noun. Common North American diving duck considered a variety of the European goosander.

Exact synonyms: American Merganser
Group relationships: Genus Mergus, Mergus
Generic synonyms: Fish Duck, Merganser, Sawbill, Sheldrake



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mergus Merganser Americanus

Mercurialis perennis
Mercurian
Mercury
Mercury program
Mercy
Meredith
Meredithian
Meregate
Merendino's technique
Mereon
Mergenthaler
Merginae
Mergus
Mergus albellus
Mergus merganser
Mergus merganser americanus
Mergus serrator
Meri
Meriam
Merida
Meridiani Planum
Meridith
Meriones
Meriones longifrons
Meriones unguiculatus
Merionethshire
Meriwether Lewis
Merkel
Merkel's corpuscle
Merkel's filtrum ventriculi

Literary usage of Mergus merganser americanus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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. ..."

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