Smew

Mergellus albellus

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

Smew

Code 6

MERALB

ITIS

HEAD

Smew Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Brown to red-brown.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White with black markings.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Smew Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 37-43 cm (14.5-17 in)
  • Weight: 635 g (22.4 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black and white.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Smew Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 61-66 cm (24-26 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid with white edging.
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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