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Mergus serrator

A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator

A}laaya{ hanim saa aku{, hanim sangis malganangis ilagaan itxa{taa}utaza{. A}laayam hiiyukangis i}i}idal adukus, iga}iisi{ liidaa}utazas, kanuuya{ angali{takus, sam qas qa{tangis lakus mal hiiyukangis hiikus ngaan agu{izas. Uku}anaa aagayuu}im hiiyukaa hizax liidaaguzaza{.

A}laayam ali}ii hakangis sas matazakungis mal sugdanaza{, kamgii chid}aayul hachii qaxchikda{ ama quhma{ aza{. Hiiyukaa ama kitakix uluudana{ liidaza{. A}laayam ayagagan hachii quuhmliigina{ liidaku{, kamgii chumnugim qaxchikdagan i}duxtana{ liidaa aku{, ilidaa quhmaza}, ama igasigan agalan utmaa aaka{ akiita{ hakangis quhmaza{.

A}laayas udang al slum huzuu agzas. Hanim sangis matazakungis mal mayaa}sxanaa{s agungis i}atul ahmi}angis axsxaakaza}ulas. A}laayas qakuchas qa{tazakus mal una}al qalgal agudix qanuna{ liidazas.

Saaqudgim aslaan udang isxa}il, saahmlas matazakus. Hanis asxuunulax tan}is uuquchiingi}i}ulangis kugan, kingtim sitxan asxuunulax ti}yum adugan ilan saahmIa}izas. Qamchiing asxuunulax hati{ aaka{ saahmla{tazas. Saahmlangis uluudam angalidigaa angali{tazas. A}laayam saahmlangis chiidatulakan agungis qalgazas.

 

Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator

The red-breasted merganser is a freshwater duck, but it is different from the other freshwater ducks. They have long thin orange bills that look like the edge of a saw blade. They feed on fish so their bills are well adapted for that purpose.

The drake, like many of the other duck species, has very fancy feathers. Its head is green, and its back is black and white. Its bill and feet are reddish orange. The hen, on the other hand, has a kind of grayish body feathers. Its head is brown. Its belly side feathers are whitish. The middle part of its wings are white.

The mergansers spend all year here, and like the other freshwater ducks, they are very difficult to hunt. This is because they can be spooked very easily. Because the merganser feeds on fish, it has a fishy taste when it is cooked.

The mergansers nest here during the summer. They nest near the lakes on the islands without foxes. Their nests are usually found under a grassy bank, or in the long grasses. They lay from eight to ten eggs a year. The eggs are pinkish orange in color. They can be eaten if they have not been incubated for long.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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