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Hooded Merganser with Bufflehead Drake

Lophodytes cucullatus

Description:

The male of this species has a black head with a white crest, slender black beak and the yellow eyes. The upper body is black with white posterior markings while the breast and underbody are white, and the breast has a black stripe across the upper breast. The signs are chestnut brown in color.

Habitat:

found in wooded ponds lakes and rivers

Notes:

It is interesting that these two drakes would be so close together. Sighted from further away, they are sometimes difficult to tell apart.

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TamLar
Spotted by
TamLar

Illinois, USA

Lat: 40.66, Long: -89.02

Spotted on Mar 28, 2014
Submitted on Apr 13, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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