The Hooded Merganser
is a small bird in the duck family. They are named for the large head crest that can be expanded or contracted. In males the crest has a large white patch which makes these birds relatively easy to ID in the field. Females also have a head crest, but it is reddish; overall the females are duller than male Hooded Mergansers. This is our totally cute Birdorable (male) Hooded Merganser! You can totally customize this gift! Move the bird around, change the color or style, add images or text -- make it your own!