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Histrionicus histrionicus


Other names for this colorful duck include painted duck, rock duck and glacier duck. The male is the more colorful (and is featured in these photos). The less colorful female can be seen in the background of the second photo.


Cold, fast moving water. Locally, they can be found along the jetty of Barnegat Light.

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beachbum732 4 years ago

Thank you "Shroom"

beachbum732 4 years ago

Thank you Nayeli and Reza.

Wonderful !

Nayeli 4 years ago

Cute bird!

beachbum732 4 years ago

Thank you venus

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 4 years ago

wow, beautiful spotting, great capture beachbum!

beachbum732 4 years ago

James and Gilma, thank you so much for your comments.

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Gorgeous. I wish I could make my pictures look so amazing. Bravo!

Unreal!! It looks as if someone just painted them, thank you for sharing such beautiful birds spotting, beachbum732.

Barnegat Light, New Jersey, USA

Lat: 39.76, Long: -74.11

Spotted on Apr 8, 2014
Submitted on Apr 18, 2014

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