Birding in British Columbia

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 Post subject: Hooded Merganser Juvenile males or Eclipse adult males?
PostPosted: Aug 30 12:03 pm 
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My guess is Juveniles

ImageHooded Mergansers 2s by BirderBert, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Hooded Merganser Juvenile males or Eclipse adult males?
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Hooded Merganser juvenile females, the juvenile male have a dark bill.

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 Post subject: Re: Hooded Merganser Juvenile males or Eclipse adult males?
PostPosted: Aug 30 3:33 pm 
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...but these birds have yellow eyes! I thought only the males had yellow vs brown in the females? I see what you mean though about the bill colour, Rob!

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