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This original pastel painting is available for purchase. To enquire or order your animal or wildlife portrait from photo, image or picture, please contact the artist.

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Hooded Merganser painting in pastel-Avian Artwork

  Hooded Merganser Painting in Pastel

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approx. size: 6.5" x 12.5"- pastel on suede


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 The hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) is a shy bird and is one of the most secretive of all the North American ducks. The male is quite easily recognizable with his white hood and distinctive plumage.  The female's is drabber and mostly rusty brown.

 Little is known about the breeding habits of this bird but like the wood duck, the hooded merganser nests in tree cavities and will use nest boxes when availble.










Many more wildlife watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, graphite pencil, colored pencil and charcoal drawings and sketches of animals and pets can be found in my art gallery. See portraits of dogs, puppy, cats, kitten, horses, pony, fancy rat, birds, elephant, butterfly, rhinoceros, jaguar, moose, raccoon, red fox, rabbit, hare, lion, zebra, owl, wolf and more. Commission an original custom wildlife painting or drawing,  dog portrait, cat portrait, horse portrait or other animal portrait today. These original, hand-made, custom pet portraits and wildlife paintings or animal drawings make wonderful memorial gifts for every dog, cat, horse or animal lover.


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