Do you recognize which one is the female? The female Goosander has a brown head and a gray and white body, while the male has a dark green head and a black and white body. The goosander is not a duck but a piscivorous aquatic bird. It is an emblematic species of the Haute-Savoie region, given that it only breeds in 5 departments of France. It is a good diver, nesting in cavities such as old tree trunks.