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Red-breasted merganser

Red-breasted merganser

£130.00

Painted red-breasted merganser

Quantity:  at  £130.00  each 

1 in stock.

  • Height: 13 cm
  • Width: 25 cm

Each painted piece is carved by hand. A pyrograph tool is then used to give texture to feathers. Finally the piece is carefully painted with acrylic watercolour.

Red-breasted mergansers are handsome diving ducks which belong to the sawbill family, so called because of their long, serrated bills, used for catching fish. Their diet of fish such as salmon and trout occasionally brings them into conflict with game fishermen. At home on both fresh and salt water, red-breasted mergansers are most commonly seen around the UK's coastline in winter. They are gregarious, forming flocks of several hundred in the autumn.

 

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