Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus
Hooded Merganser specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common transient and winter visitor in tidewater areas, late September to early May, and rare breeder throughout this area in May and June. Seen on brackish marshes and inland ponds and lakes. Sexes are different.

Specimen Information

The bird on the left is a female.
Date: Unknown
Collected By: Wm Palmer
Locality:  Potomac River, near DC
Sex: Female
Catalog ID: 295970
 
The bird on the right is a male.
Date: Unknown
Collected By: Wm Palmer
Locality:  Unknown
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 295975