Hooded mergansers (Lophodytes cucullatus) are some of the most distinctive diving ducks we see on the Reservoir. The male really can't be mistaken for any other bird!

  Male hooded merganser on the Reservoir, Central Park, Jan. 2, 2018

Male hooded merganser on the Reservoir, Central Park, Jan. 2, 2018

  Female hooded merganser on the Reservoir, Central Park, Jan. 2, 2018

Female hooded merganser on the Reservoir, Central Park, Jan. 2, 2018