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Dancing Merganser | by ChipM2008
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Dancing Merganser

A male hooded merganser from the San Diego Zoo showing off for the ladies. Although the other birds there were banded, he was not. It makes me wonder if he didn't sneak in like the multitude of mallards that were there with all the other exotic species. As close as I have ever been to one. Since this was a zoo shot it won't go into my "birds captured in the wild file" but I did think you might want to see his dance.

 

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Taken on January 27, 2010