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Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus


My Mom thought maybe a female Wood duck, but I feel it lacks detail. Notice the feathers on the back of the head ARE characteristic of a wood duck or merganser. Appears with 2 youth with reddish brown on the top of their heads above their eyes. Brown/gray on back. Again, not great pics. I will try to get better pictures on a sunny day.


Pond Summer climate.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 9 years ago
Hooded Merganser
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1 Comment

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

looks like hooded merganser babies.

Old Town, Maine, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2013
Submitted on Jun 27, 2013

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