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Male Harlequin Duck

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Colouring Head and neck are dark grey-blue with white patches between eye and bill, the body is light grey-blue with chesnut sides. Black bordered white stripes divides head from breast, another divides the breast vertically. The tail is black, the bill is blue-grey and the eye is red
Voice Most common is a mouse-like squeak
Feeds on Molluscs, crustaceans and insects
Flight Typically low close to water and following the line of the water without short cuts over land.
Nesting By Water
Social Pairs
Male Harlequin Duck
Page Last Updated 6/21/2020 11:10:29 AM
Base Information
Sex Male
Age Both
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae
Species Histrionicus histrionicus
Category Ducks, Geese, Swans
StdName Harlequin Duck
Vital Statistics
Length 15.0 to 16.9 ins
Weight 19.5 to 23.0 ozs
Wingspan 24.8 to 27.2 ins
Lifespan 0 to 0 years
Beak Length Medium
Beak Width Wide
Beak Shape Spatulate
Tail Length Short
Distribution (underline = this CommonName used here) YCommon SScarce RRare NNot Seen
Region EUEurope
Region NANorth America
Country CACanada
Country USUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Male Harlequin Duck (Species=Histrionicus histrionicus)