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Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

Description:

Small merganser with black upperparts and white underparts with two black bars on side of breast; red-brown flanks. Crest shows large white patch when raised, white stripe extending backwards from the eye when lowered. Dark wings have white shoulder patches visible in flight. Females nondescript brown.

Habitat:

Wooded wetlands


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88 Comments (1–25)

jeslowery
jeslowery 4 months ago

Awesome photos!

Liam
Liam a year ago

Lol! Thanks for the comments everyone!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley a year ago

Oh my gosh! That's scary... :0

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 2 years ago

Wow... what a beautiful bird.. Very nice pictures..

JenKnight
JenKnight 2 years ago

this just made my night

bhargav.py
bhargav.py 2 years ago

OMG!

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

Thanks for the comments, y'all.

fatima1
fatima1 2 years ago

very funny,je, je,je

vale1
vale1 2 years ago

gret !!! is amazing i never see something like that !!!!!! congratulations fantastic spotting and picture !!!!!!!! continue lik that !!!!!! =)

sere1
sere1 2 years ago

it looks like a punk singing

sere1
sere1 2 years ago

it is interesting

fifi1
fifi1 2 years ago

it is like a punk!!!

maggie3
maggie3 2 years ago

It is very interesting!!!!

ceci1
ceci1 2 years ago

it is beautiful!!!!

rashmi.awasthi
rashmi.awasthi 2 years ago

really amazing

matimar1
matimar1 2 years ago

Beautiful! Its head is very strange. It is like a quarter of a circule over its head with white part! It is incredible! =)

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

Thanks y'all! :)

solcito1
solcito1 2 years ago

wow is like a penguin

ceci1
ceci1 2 years ago

yes it looks like if he or she was singin

macua1
macua1 2 years ago

it is singing

juli1
juli1 2 years ago

you are like a penguin

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

Thanks, Rob. You're next. ;)

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

Thanks, Neil. :)

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 2 years ago

Excellent Liam. Congrats on the SOTD honor!

Liam
Liam 2 years ago

Tamara, it depends on where you're from. ;)
I'm pretty sure Ava has it right, Mer (like mermaid) - Gan (rhymes with fan) - Sir (like yes ma'am, yes sir.).

Statesboro, Georgia, USA

Lat: 32.42, Long: -81.79

Spotted on Nov 20, 2010
Submitted on Dec 8, 2011

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