Baking: Harlequin Duck

 

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Histrionicus histrionicus

Length: 13-21 Weight: 1-1.5 lbs

Identification:

Male has unmistakably garish black, white, and red plumage, like a court jester. Female has white face and dot behind eye.

HADU

Distribution: 

Breed along Northwestern North America into Alaska, and in Northeastern Canada. Winter along the northern Pacific Coast, and along the Atlantic coast.

Cool Facts:

The Harlequin Duck takes its name from its appearance resembling a court jester. Its Latin name “histrio” similarly means “actor.”

Colloquially names for the Harlequin Duck include squeaker and sea mouse come from the rodent-like squeaks made by these ducks when distressed.

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References:

All About Birds

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