Scientific name: Mergus serrator
The streamlined Red-breasted Merganser is a handsome bird and a great fisher - its long, serrated bill helps it to catch and hold its slippery fish prey. It is most commonly spotted around the coast in winter.
Average lifespan: est. 9 years
Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).