This exquisitely painted Loon Lakes Courting Hooded Merganser is an exact reproduction of Sam Nottleman’s Original carving. You will be impressed by the intricate detail of this rendition right down to the realistic feathering on the Loon Lakes Courting Hooded Merganser
Hooded Merganser Male has a black head, neck, and back, and white underparts with two black bars on side of breast. Flanks are red-brown. Distinct crest shows large white patch when raised and white stripe extending backwards from the eye when lowered. Eyes are bright yellow. Wings are dark with white shoulder patches visible in flight. Female is duller with bushy brown crest, gray upper breast and flanks, and white markings on wings. Juvenile is similar to female but may lack crest. Loon Lakes Courting Hooded Merganser has captured all these colors. These birds breed and winter in the Great Lakes region, eastern Canada, and the Pacific Northwest. Preferred habitats include small forest pools, millponds, swamps, and beaver ponds.
Bought as a gift or added to your collection you will not be disappointed. You are sure to by satisfied with the Loon Lakes Courting Hooded Merganser