Courting Hooded Merganser Drake
11.5" L x 5" W x 7" H
As the smallest of the three occurring Mergansers in North America the Hooded Merganser is also the only one to be completely confined to this continent. These unique diving ducks are awkward on land but quick flyers as they take off by running on the water. You can also see this diver in its exceptional form of landing by “skiing” the water in order to slow itself down to a complete stop. Although this waterfowl may be a bit clumsy at times it is a great diver and it can actually change the refractive properties of its eyes to enhance its underwater vision to help its feeding habits.
Loon Lake Decoy Company has recreated this beautiful bird in its “Courting Hooded Merganser” with great detail seen through the large white crest on the back of its head. This is a great item to help add color and a touch of wildlife to any decorative situation for your Lake Cabin, home, or office.