Red-breasted Merganser (Female, ITALY)
Red-breasted Merganser (Male, ITALY)
Red-breasted Merganser (Male, ITALY)
Scientific Name 
Mergus serrator
Arabic Name 
البلقشة حمراء الصدر
Kuwaiti name 
82.0 cm
58.0 cm
Least Concern


Extremely rare vagrant. A northern bird far from its usual wintering area. It has only been recorded once in the country, at Kuwait Bay in mid January 1997.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 1 coastal record from Kuwait as long ago as 1997.
In the world 
Most populations are stable and increasing in Europe where it is gregarious, even in breeding season.
Local threats 
Shooting is a threat for Geese and Ducks during passage migration.