Scaly-sided Merganser, Chinese Merganser

Scaly-sided Merganser, Chinese Merganser

Scaly-sided Merganser, Chinese Merganser by Candy McManiman
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
ANATIDAE
Order: 
ANSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Mergus
Species: 
squamatus
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Gould, 1864
Medium: 
mix
This Merganser has a very small population and the lose and alteration of habitat is effecting these numbers. It is also a shy duck and tends not to like human presence. I therefore chose to paint it in flight superimposed on the road sign near the river where it was seen wintering in South Korea.