goosander

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  • noun

Synonyms for goosander

common merganser of Europe and North America

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We float on, behind a family of common mergansers (diving ducks) and into heart-pumping rapids and peaceful pools.
Middle Creek, at this time of the year, also has bald eagles, tundra swans, northern harriers, short-eared owls, not to mention a plethora of waterfowl species ranging from ring-necked ducks and redheads to common mergansers and northern shovelers.
A pair of common mergansers approached, and I purposely let them pass.
John Dunn, Game Commission Game Management Division chief, noted that cavity-nesting wood ducks, common mergansers, and hooded mergansers can have their homes washed away or flooded by high waters.
Common mergansers work the major rivers, such as the Allegheny, Susquehanna, Delaware, and common goldeneyes use the Susquehanna on their journey north in spring.