Description: A small, sturdy and easy-to-recognize duck, the Smew has a lot in common with mergansers, and is frequently listed in their genus. Among the common features, there is a tuft of longer feathers on the head and a narrow short beak with jagged edges. It is somewhat larger than a teal: its body is 38-44 cm long, and weight is 510-935 gr in males, and 500-680 gr in females.When mating, the male species are white with the black back белый and contrasting black pattern on the head, neck and wings.

Habitat: Smew is migratory, wintering, as a rule, in moderate latitudes west and south of its nesting grounds, often settling along frontiers of ice fields.

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