Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
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Title: Hooded Merganser
Alternative Title: Lophodytes cuculatus
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-3133
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Karney, Waterfowl, Duck, Ducks
Table Of Contents: In the courtship, the male hooded merganser erects its fan-shaped white crest, expands its throat, and utters a rolling, froglike croak that can be heard a half-mile away. It may even pursue a potential mate underwater. The smallest merganser in North America, it consumes more crayfish and acquatic insects than it does fish.
Available: April 07 2004
Issued: April 06 2004
Modified: April 08 2004