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Hooded Merganser

Locally known as dafai, or the bird of nine colors, this is the national bird of Nepal and is found in the high altitudes of the Hymalayas , inhabiting the rocky crags and gorges up near the tree line. Winters are brutal and they typically forage in small groups digging for tubers on the icey slopes. When the sun shines, the reflection off the matalic feathers of males blends in with the

Tying with Hooded Merganser Feathers

Classically the uses of merganser are rare but to the steelhead of spey style tier they are very useful.

With thin stems or rachii like the American Widgeon, the Hooded Merganser makes great throats and collars. These feathers have distinctive barring and a rich rusty brown background. Certain salmon/spey flies benefit from the use of these flank feathers. A claret bodied fly such as the Glentana can use merganser for the collar to accent the color.

Other uses parallel those of just about any of the other waterfowl. There are some black feathers on the back that make great body hackles as a heron sub.

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Flank Feathers $0.00  

The eyes on this skin are perfect. White with a nice black boarder and perfectly shaped.

 

3 pr small - $

3 pr medium - $

3 pr large - $

 

9 pr mixed - $

 

 

 

 


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Elver Feathers $0.00  

The eyes on this skin are perfect. White with a nice black boarder and perfectly shaped.

 

3 pr small - $

3 pr medium - $

3 pr large - $

 

9 pr mixed - $

 

 

 

 


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Flank Feathers $150.00  

Full Skin

This is a game farm raised bird. He was an older breeder that died of natural causes. He is in good feather, no rub marks or ice damage. He is toe clipped and has not been pinioned.

A copy of the 3-186 sale and disposal paperwork for this specimen will be provided.

 

 

 


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Female Hooded



Spring Drake



Shoulder feathers



Drakes displaying




Flank feathers