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Harlequin duck

Histrionicus histrionicus

Description:

Adult breeding males have a colorful and complex plumage pattern. The head and neck are dark slate blue with a large white crescent marking in front of the eye, a small round dot behind the eye, and a larger oval spot down the side of the neck. A black crown stripe runs over the top of the head, with chestnut patches on either side. Adult females are less colorful, with brownish-grey plumage with three white patches on the head: a round spot behind the eye, a larger patch from the eye to the bill and a small spot above the eye.

Habitat:

Spotted at Kopachuck State Park.


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Washington, USA

Lat: 47.31, Long: -122.69

Spotted on Mar 23, 2019
Submitted on Mar 26, 2019

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