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Red-breasted Merganser?

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Saw this on Sanibel Island (Ding Darling NWR) in Florida on February 5th.  I think it is a Red-breasted Merganser, but am not sure since it is the first time I have seen one.  Could it be a Common Merganser?

Thanks for any ideas!

 

 

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Yep, red breasted. Long thin bill, distinct facial lines, weird stringy crest, and I think the messy sides are a good field mark too?

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