Lophodytes cucullatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Anseriformes > Anatidae
An extremely rare visitor from North America, The Hooded Merganser is also popular in waterfowl collections, so most sightings are likely to be of escaped individuals.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||7|
|% occupied in winter||0.2|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Most records of Hooded Merganser relate to presumed escapees and naturalised individuals.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Hooded Merganser, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|Field Codes||2-letter: HO | 5-letter code: HOOME | Euring: 2190|
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