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Harlequin duck

Histrionicus histrionicus

Description:

Colorful marine ducks feeding along a rocky shoreline. They eat molluscs, crustaceans and insects. In the first picture the couple was anticipating the next wave as they stood on a rocky shelf. Once the wave receded they would start diving. If that wasn't successful they dabble in the larger tide pools (pic 5).

Habitat:

Spotted on a rocky beach at Tongue Point.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 8, 2019
Submitted on May 2, 2019

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