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Hooded Merganser
Lophodytes cucullatus
Copyright David Seibel, 2013 (#6701) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Exposure: 1/2000 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1000
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: April 28, 2013
Location: Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area, Linn County, Kansas, USA

Description: Documentary photo of a hen with part of her brood of 10 recently fledged young. When one or more chicks got separated from the rest of the group, they would skitter across the surface of the water to catch up. This species is a rare and local breeder in eastern and central Kansas.