Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

The hooded merganser is the smallest of the three merganser species in North America. An adult weights about 620 grams (1.4 lbs) and is 40-50 cm (16-20 in.) long; males are larger than females. Like other mergansers, they have a long serrated bill for grasping and handling live prey.

Sea Duck Information Series fact sheet

Hooded Merganser Species Knowledge Summary and Information Needs [PDF]

Aerial Identification video

Hooded Merganser Photo Gallery

Hooded Merganser Range Map



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