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Hooded Merganser
(Lophodytes cucullatus)

  
        
Hooded Merganser
Photo © David Blevins
 
Hooded Merganser Information

Length:
 16 - 19"

Habitat:
 Wooded edges of freshwater lakes, ponds, streams, small rivers, and swamps. Prefers habitat undisturbed by human
activity. Requires habitat with clear water for feeding and large trees with natural cavities for nesting.

In winter, habitat also includes coastal estuaries.

Diet:
 Small fish, crayfish, other crustaceans, aquatic insects and their larvae, some aquatic plants and their seeds.
 
 
Hooded Merganser ID TipsIdentification tips for the Hooded Merganser
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Hooded Merganser Breeding Map Hooded Merganser Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 

Additional Information:

Hooded Merganser

Photos, description, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservations status. (From Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

 
     
   

 

 


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