Scientific name: Mergus merganser
The streamlined Goosander is a handsome bird and a great fisher - its long, serrated bill helps it to catch and hold its slippery fish prey. It nests in riverbank trees, but can be seen on lakes and reservoirs in winter.
Average lifespan: 7 years
Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).