Common Name: Common Merganser
Scientific Name: Mergus merganser
Nepali Name: Maditundak ( मणितुण्डक )
Size: Male – 58-72 cm
Location: Chitwan, Nepal
These widespread winter visitors are found below 3000m around rivers and lakes. The breeding males of these large ducks have a dark-green head with a lower white neck and breast. The female has chestnut-colored head with grey and cream underparts.
These birds feed on fish.
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