Goosander vs Merganser - What's the difference?

goosander | merganser |

Goosander is a synonym of merganser.


As nouns the difference between goosander and merganser

is that goosander is a merganser, mergus merganser , of the northern hemisphere they eat fish and are common on lakes and rivers while merganser is any of various diving ducks of the genera mergus'' or ''lophodytes , which feed on fish and have a sharply serrated bill.

goosander

English

Noun

(goosanders)
  • A merganser, Mergus merganser , of the northern hemisphere. They eat fish and are common on lakes and rivers.
  • Synonyms

    * (North American) common merganser, Mergus merganser

    merganser

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of various diving ducks of the genera Mergus'' or ''Lophodytes , which feed on fish and have a sharply serrated bill.
  • Synonyms

    * (Eurasian) goosander, Mergus merganser

    Derived terms

    * †Auckland merganser (also Auckland Islands merganser), (extinct) * Brazilian merganser, ''Mergus octosetaceus' * common merganser, Mergus merganser * hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus * red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator * scaly-sided merganser, Mergus squamatus * typical merganser, Mergus

    See also

    * smew, Mergellus albellus'' (also sometimes ''Mergus albellus ) * , Mergellus albellus