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Related to merganser: Mergus, hooded merganser, Common Merganser
See: immerse, shirk
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Not glamor species, red-breasted and hooded mergansers are catnip on otherwise duck-less days.
Most of the dead ducks seen in upstate New York are red-breasted mergansers, which breed in northern Canada and Alaska and come south for the winter to the Great Lakes region.
Contaminants such as PCBs, DDE, and mercury were found in all mergansers tested, as well as in some buffleheads.
Key words: axilla, feather folliculoma, neoplasia, basosquamous carcinoma, waterfowl, avian, hooded merganser, Indian runner duck, Lophodytes cucullatus, Anas platyrhynchos
Allseas' vessel Lorelay was used to install an 8-inch infield flowline in the Spiderman, Jubilee, Vortex, Cheyenne and Merganser fields.
The pair had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to taking 21 common scoter eggs, eight red breasted merganser eggs and having equipment for illegally collecting birds eggs including a boat, tent and two rucksacks.
We flow beneath the bridge, take some more easy rapids, and watch an amazing display by a merganser that alternately swims and flies ahead of us through the whitewater.
Pilling's search for a male (or drake) hooded merganser ended four years later, when a friend sent him one that was injured.
Merganser Biotech (Delaware), developing hepcidin peptides for the treatment of hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia, and diseases of iron overload.
We maintain a number of mallard hen houses and wood duck and hooded merganser boxes that help to increase the duck population.
It was christened HMS Merganser, after a species of duck, having originally been selected by the Admiralty rather than the Air Ministry for use.
Although several types of duck will occasionally eat fish, the goosander and its close cousin, the red-breasted merganser, are adapted to do so, thanks to their long and serrated beaks that are ideal for gripping onto slippery prey.