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harlequin ducks (male)

Histrionicus histrionicus


A brightly patterned sea duck of the west coast of N America: winters along the rocky and stormy coast of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and into S Alaska, breeding in Canada and Alaska along fast moving mountain streams in forested regions. Females are a drab brown with two white spots on the side of the head. Winter numbers have been on the rise after many years of low numbers


Cape Arago St Park. There were a few more at Simpson reef about 1 mile away


These had been hanging out on the rocks, at high tide until a group of young 20-something spooked them into the water

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triggsturner 10 months ago

These are such gorgeous looking ducks. Thanks for sharing them Karen.

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Oregon, USA

Lat: 43.31, Long: -124.40

Spotted on Nov 24, 2018
Submitted on Nov 25, 2018

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