Captured in the marsh at FortWhyteAlive, southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….Better seen enlarged.
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w Sigma 150mm-500mm Zoom Lens exp 6.3, Shutter speed 1/640, ISO320 Focal Length 475mm.
Male: Note vertical fan-shaped white crest, which can be raised or lowered. Breast white with two black bars on each side. Wing with white patch: Flacks rusty brown. Slender-bodied diving ducks, recognized as a merganser by silhouette and spike-like bill; Voice: In display, low grunting or croaking notes.
Habitat: Wooded lakes, ponds, marhes, and rivers
The World As We See It, Or As You Missed It..16 April 2012