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Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator

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Common name: Red-breasted Merganser

Scientific name: Mergus serrator

Accession number: 008

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: April, 1837

Inscription on reverse: " Red-breasted Merganser. Mergus Serrator. The Male from a specimen obtained in the Edinburgh Market, in April, 1837. The Female from a prepared skin. Edinburgh, 28th April, 1837. W.McG."

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