Definition of Red-breasted merganser

1. Noun. Widely distributed merganser of America and Europe.

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

Definition of Red-breasted merganser

1. Noun. A species of diving duck, ''Mergus serrator''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red-breasted Merganser

red-backed shrike
red-banded sand wasp
red-banded sand wasps
red-bellied snake
red-bellied terrapin
red-bellied turtle
red-berried elder
red-black tree
red-breasted merganser (current term)
red-breasted nuthatch
red-breasted sapsucker
red-breasted snipe
red-crested pochard
red-crested pochards
red-eared slider
red-eared sliders

Literary usage of Red-breasted merganser

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

1. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1843)
"The range of the red-breasted merganser is of vast extent In North America I have found it pretty generally dispersed during winter and even tp a late ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1895)
"II. Townsend. — A. VV. ANTHONY, 5«» Diego, Cali,. Nesting of the Red-breasted Merganser on Saddleback Ledge, Maine. — On June 21, 1894, ..."

3. Birds that Hunt and are Hunted: Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy by Neltje Blanchan (1904)
"... even after they have evolved into fluffy ducklings. At this time the drake is undergoing a thorough moult. red-breasted merganser ..."

4. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"THE red-breasted merganser is a species that breeds annually in some parts of Scotland and Ireland; though by far the larger portion of the birds which are ..."

5. The Natural History of Ireland by William Thompson, James R. Garrett, George Dickie (1851)
"The red- breasted merganser thus appears to be, in Great Britain, the reverse of the smew;—more common towards the north, and rare towards the south of the ..."

6. Feathered Game of the Northeast by Walter Herbert Rich (1907)
"THE red-breasted merganser. (Merganser serrator.) Most common of all in New England coast waters is the red-breasted merganser, the Shelldrake alongshore, ..."

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