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Hooded Merganser Male by Ted Ardley. Alternate name
Lophodytes cucullatus Scientific name 
Anseriformes Order
Anatidae Family   
40-48cm                Length
Wooded lakes, pools, rivers and marshes, estuaries. Habitat
8-13 eggs incubated by female.26 to 41 days Clutch  
Small fish, crustaceans, aquatic insects larvae, little plant matter. Food   Diet
All sawbills swim underwater using feet and wings at same time, no other bird doe's. Habits
495 World Number
Least concern Status

view photos Photos by Ted Ardley  Nov 08  all rights reserved Male above

Video by manolodorecho all rights reserved


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Replay embedded file Hooded Merganser display calls
(Lophodytes cucullatus) Andrew Spencer XC29370
28-11-2008, United States

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Hooded Merganser call (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Russ Wigh XC16429   08-12-07, United States.

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