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The Goosander on River Ölfusá

Goosander – male in winter colour

The Goosander is a winter guest on River Ölfusá, in South Iceland. Sometimes there are up to 50 Goosanders on the river where it flows through Selfoss. This is in fact a considerable part of the Icelandic breeding population which counts only around 300 pairs.

Goosander – pair in spring colour

The Goosander is a  breeeding bird by rivers and lakes throughout the country.