"Mergie" Female

November 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

"Mergie" Female"Mergie" Female

 

More formally known as a female Hooded Merganser, this small member of the merganser species is very adept at diving  and catching fish in open water lakes, ponds and wetlands.

The female Hooded Merganser is drabber in color.  She sports
a large crest in a rusty color compared to the males black and white hood. 

Hooded Mergansers can be found throughout most of the United States, and are the only member of the Merganser species with a range restricted
to North America. 

 

 


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