Photo: Hooded Merganser Drake has a striking black and white fauxhawk

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duck with black and white fauxhawk

credit: Donald Quintana

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Donald Quintana writes that this Hooded Merganser Drake is in the midst of head pumping, a silent display where the bird thrusts its neck and head forward in a seemingly aggressive manner. “Truly one of the most bizarre displays I have ever seen in a duck!”

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