Taken at Reid Park, Tucson, AZ 2010
Hooded Merganser breeds farther south than the larger mergansers, nesting in tree cavities in woodland areas usually near water. It winters in wooded swamps, on freshwater marshes and lakes, and on brackish rivers and estuaries, even in urban settings.
VOICE Male: in display a loud, descending, snoring AHH-WAAAAARRRR (sounding like a leapord frog), ending with a popping PUK! Female; a short burry burrp
Hooded Merganser Pair~