Hooded Merganser (Mergus cucullatus)
Male Hooded Merganser (Captive), WWT Barnes, London, June 2001 - click for larger image WWT Barnes, London, England
Captive Bird

This bird is normally found in North America where it breeds on small lakes and streams in wooded country in northern USA and Canada. It winters on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the USA where it prefers rivers, coastal lagoons and estuaries rather than the sea.

Male Hooded Merganser (Captive), WWT Barnes, London, January 2002 - click for larger image

There is an illustration in HBW, Volume 1, Page 624

Female Hooded Merganser (Captive), WWT Barnes, London, January 2002 - click for larger image Female Hooded Merganser (Captive), WWT Barnes, London, January 2002 - click for larger image
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