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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Male - Heron's Head Park



Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Male Herons Head Park Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Male - Herons Head Park

Class: Aves
Family: Anatidae
Common Name: Harlequin Duck
Genus: Histrionicus
Species Name: histrionicus

About The Harlequin Duck

A bird of fast-moving water, the Harlequin Duck breeds on fast-flowing streams and winters along rocky coastlines in the crashing surf. More than half of eastern North American population of Harlequin Ducks winters in coastal Maine, particularly outer reaches of Penobscot and Jericho bays. When engaged in behavioral interactions, the Harlequin Duck gives distinctly unducklike squeaks, the source of one of its local names: sea mouse.

Bibliographic Citation: "Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)." The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds. Citation Link Accessed 28 Jan 2014.

Trips Where Observed

Alaska 2010
Queen Charlotte Islands
San Francisco 2007

Member Lifelists

California
North America
San Francisco
United States
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
2/16/2007
One male that seems to return each winter.
11/14/2007
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Male - Herons Head ParkHarlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Male Herons Head Park
One male who winters at this location.

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