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Hooded merganser (male)
Lophodytes cucullatus

Hooded merganser (male)
Hooded merganser (male)

Size: 18 inches
Overall Color: black and white
Occurrence: near water
Diet: fish and invertebrates
Nest: cavity
Field Identification: red/brown crest, dark back
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: anseriformes
Family: 01 Anatidae (geese,ducks,swans)
Genus: Lophodytes
Species: cucullatus

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