Hooded Merganser


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 The hooded merganser is a species of small duck. It is the only extant species in the genus Lophodytes. The genus name derives from the Greek language: lophos meaning 'crest', and dutes meaning diver 

Scientific name: Lophodytes cucullatus

Mass: 540 – 680 g 

Length: 40 – 49 cm 

Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing)