Ducks at a Distance
A Waterfowl Identification Guide

Hooded Merganser

GIF -- Picture of Hooded Mergansers

Often seen in pairs, or very small flocks. Short rapid wingstrokes create an impression of great speed.

GIF -- Picture of Flock Pattern

Winters in the inland waters of all coastal States; seldom goes to salt water. Voice: Seldom heard in fall.

GIF -- Picture of Wings

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