Hooded Merganser

(Lophodytes cucullatus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Hooded Merganser

NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB, SNRN - Unranked Breeding and Nonbreeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon to common migrant and breeder

Habitat

Forest edge ponds, wetlands, lakes, rivers

Size

16 to 18 in length

24 wingspan

Photo by Elizabeth Daughton

Identification

The male has a bold white crest that is outlined in black. The female is dark gray above.

 
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Migration

April to November


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Taxonomy

Order:

Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans, and relatives)

 

Family:

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Hooded merganser, Colonial Church pond, Edina, April 2.

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Wood ducks (male and female) and female Hooded Merganser with ducklings

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Published on Jan 23, 2013

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) - By: Mark H. Vance - Be sure to check out all of Mark's bird videos at http://www.youtube.com/markinsrq5 Please subscribe if you like birds, many more great videos to come! Thanks

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  hooded merganser couple
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Uploaded on Jan 30, 2011

Lophodytes cucullatus couple... the best looking merganser blanckendaell tuitjenhorn holland

 
     
  Hooded Mergansers, "The River Running" - St Brigids Day 2014
Don Gagnon
 
   
 
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Published on Feb 2, 2014

Hooded Mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus), Swimming in Taunton River, near Riverside Avenue, Somerset, Massachusetts, Saint Brigid's Day, Saturday afternoon, February 1, 2014 - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_71986; 2:19 min.

Music: "The River Running" by Barrie Gledden, Simeon Wood, Richard Lacy (World, 2:18)

 
     
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Flirting and preening

 
     
  Hooded Merganser Courtship at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge.mpg
Alex Galt
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 11, 2012

These Hooded Mergansers were courting on the Louisa Division of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge in March. If you listen close you can hear the frog-like grrrrooooo call of the males during their head-throw displays.

 
     

 

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Elizabeth Daughton
4/2/2017

Location: Colonial Church pond, Edina

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5/29/2016

Location: Crosby Farm Regional Park

Wood ducks (male and female) and female Hooded Merganser with ducklings

Wood ducks (male and female) and female Hooded Merganser with ducklings


     
     
 

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