Spectacular crest

Kambönd – Hooded Merganser – Mergus cucullatus

A Hooded Merganser  (Mergus cucullatus) was on River Elliðaá  and Elliðavatn in Reykjavík the other day. It is a beautiful bird and always a treat to see.


This bird was very shy and special care had to be taken to get close enough to photograph. The Hooded Merganser is such a spectacular bird with a prominent crest that it can raise and lower, as can be seen in the photo.