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Merganser, Hooded bird pictures


Merganser, Hooded bird picturesHOODED MERGANSER
131. Lophodytes cucullatus. 17 inches.

Bill short, compared with the preceding. The large crest with which both sexes are adorned will easily distinguish this from the others.

The male having the crest black with a large white patch, and that of the female plain brown.

Nest. - In holes of trees; 8 to 12 eggs, grayish white (2.15 x 1.70).