Goosander/ Common Merganser (U.S.) Mergus merganser

Goosander - drake
Goosander - male
Goosander - female
Called Goosanders in Europe and the Common Merganser in North America, they are large freshwater diving ducks with long, narrow, serrated red bills; part of the "Sawbill" family. They are native to North America, Europe and temperate/northern Asia. The male breeding plumage is white with black back and (smooth) head with green sheen.
The female Goosander with grey body and red-brown untidy head is similar to but larger than the related female red-breasted merganser; the latter doesn't have a white chin like the Goosander.
Goosander Male in eclipse plumage looks like female.
Goosander Size: Goosander with Mallard drake.