Red Breasted Mergansers - Western Isles Bird Sightings
Red Breasted mergansers are birds that have been claimed to be the fastest bird in level flight, reaching speeds of (80 mph),All mergansers look as if they needed to have their hair brushed.
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Red Breasted Mergansers - Isle of Lewis and Harris Bird Sightings These lovely diving ducks - belong to the sawbill family with their long serrated bills which they use to catch fish.The male has a green head and crest on its head, grey sides, white neck ring, and rusty breast. The female birds are greyish, with reddish-brown head shading gradually into gray of neck. Both females and males have the crests and red bills.