Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus


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Cao, L. and Barter, M. 2008. Non-breeding season survey for Scaly-sided Mergansers in Fujian, Guangdong and Jiangxi Provinces. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei.

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He Fen-Qi.; Melville, D.; Gui Xau-Jie.; Hong Yuan-Hua.; Liu, Zhi-Yong. 2002. Status of the Scaly-sided Merganser wintering in mainland China in the 1990s. Waterbirds 25: 462-464.

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Peiqi Liu; Feng Li; Huidong Song; Qiang Wang; Yuwen Song; Yusen Liu; Zhengji Piao. 2010. A survey to the distribution of the Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) in Changbai Mountain range (China side). Chinese Birds 1(2): 148-155.

Solovyera, D. 2013. Real stories of poaching of the Scaly-sided Merganser. TWSG News 16, December: 38-39.

Solovyeva, D. V. and Pearce, J. M. 2011. Comparative mitochondrial genetics of North American and Eurasian mergansers with an emphasis on the endangered scaly-sided merganser (Mergus squamatus). Conservation Genetics 12: 839-844.

Solovyeva, D. V., Afanasiev, V., Fox, J. W., Shokhrin, V. and Fox, A. D. In press. Previously unknown Chinese and Korean scaly-sided merganser wintering sites revealed by geolocators.

Solovyeva, D. V., Liu, P., Antonov, A. I., Averin, A. A., Pronkevich, V. V., Shokhrin, V. P., Vartanyan, S. L. and Cranswick, P. A. 2014. The population size and breeding range of the Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus. Bird Conserv. Int. 24: 393 - 405.

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Solovyeva, D., Vartanyan, S., & Vartanyan, N. 2013. Artificial nest sites for Scaly-sided Merganser – a way to breeding habitat restoration. Amurian Zoological Journal 5: 201–207.

Solovyeva, D.; Shokhrin, V.; Vartanyan, S.; Dondua, A.; Vartanyan, N. 2006. Scaly-sided Merganser surveys in Primorye, Russia, 2003-05. TWSG News: 60-69.

Yu Chang-Hao; Sun Zhi-Yong; Wang Zhi-Ru. 2008. Winter distribution of Chinese Merganser in Jiangxi. China Crane News 12(1): 35-36.

Zeng, Q., Zhang, J., Li, H., Lu, K., and Lei, G. 2013. The first record of a ringed Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus at a wintering site in southern China. BirdingASIA 19: 57-58.

Zeng, Q., Zhang, Y., Sun, G., Duo, H., Wen, L. and Lei, G. 2015. Using Species Distribution Model to Estimate the Wintering Population Size of the Endangered Scaly-Sided Merganser in China. PLoS ONE 10: e0117307.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Duck Specialist Group

IUCN SSC Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Mergus squamatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022.