merganser (Mergus cucullatus).
One pair and a trio of hoodies in the main
garden. The male during breeding season has a large white crest with a black
border, remainder of the head is black. Neck
and mantle black with greenish sheen, extensions to the mantle continue as two
bars down each side. The females nest in raised nest boxes near to the waters
edge and the egg clutch size is 8-12 glossy white eggs