Hooded Merganser

ZOO LOCATION: Rocky Mountain Wild - Moose Lake

Habitat: Forested wetlands throughout North America

Wild Diet: Fish, aquatic insects and crustaceans (especially crawfish)

IUCN Status: Least Concern

The hooded merganser is the smallest of the three species of mergansers. They nest in holes and cavities found in trees. Hooded mergansers have underwater vision, which helps them find prey when diving.