Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus

Length 1.5 ft (45.7 cm)
Wingspan 2.0 ft (61.0 cm)
Weight 1.4 lb (635.0 g)
Clutch Size 10-12
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The male Hooded Merganser in breeding season is a spectacular bird that is found mostly along the coasts of North America. The black crest with the large white patch stands out. Hooded Merganser's feed by diving and swimming under water to catch small fish, crustaceans, and aquatic insects.

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