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The Smew – Mergellus albellus is a small Palearctic diving duck of Type – waterbird, Family Anatidae and Order Anseriformes. It is a summer breeder to the N Taiga regions of Palearctic Eurasia, and winters in costal SE Asia, W Europe and N Middle East. In the AWB Region small isolated wintering areas are found in Turkey, Iraq, S Caucasus and the coastal areas of the S Caspian Sea.

Type - waterbird - nests in tree cavities close to wetlands
Summer Habitat - Taiga forest of Eurasia,
Winter Habitat - lakes, reservoirs, large rivers, 

Order:	Anseriformes
Family:	Anatidae
Genus:	Mergellus

Species - Mergellus albellus 
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