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"Harlequin Duck"
Harlequin Duck:    The Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) takes its name from Harlequin, a colorfully dressed character with a painted face in Commedia dell'arte. The scientific name comes from the Latin word "histrio", meaning "actor". It is also called the "Sea Mouse" because of its very unducklike squeaks. Other names include "Circus Duck" or "Painted Duck" for its beautiful colors. The Harlequin Duck is classified as a sea duck, yet the birds breed inland.

 
January ... Eagle Creek, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Ducks, male (left) and female (right), Eagle Creek, Oregon. Weather overcast and very gray, with temperature about 30 degrees. Image taken January 1, 2011. Canon EOS 40d, 200z w/1.4.


... male ...

Image, 2011, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, male, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Weather overcast and very gray, with temperature about 30 degrees. Image taken January 1, 2011. Canon EOS 40d, 200z.
Image, 2011, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, male, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Weather overcast and very gray, with temperature about 30 degrees. Image taken January 1, 2011. Canon EOS 40d, 200z.
Image, 2011, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2011, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Face and back ... Harlequin Duck, male, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Weather overcast and very gray, with temperature about 30 degrees. Image taken January 1, 2011. Canon EOS 40d, 200z.


... female ...

Image, 2011, Eagle Creek, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, female, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Weather overcast and very gray, with temperature about 30 degrees. Image taken January 1, 2011. Canon EOS 40d, 200z.


May ... Little White Salmon River, Skamania County, Washington ...

Image, 2015, Little White Salmon River, Skamania County, Washington, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, male, Little White Salmon River, Skamania County, Washington. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken May 9, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
Image, 2015, Little White Salmon River, Skamania County, Washington, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, male, Little White Salmon River, Skamania County, Washington. Gorgeous spring day. Image taken May 9, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


July ... Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2010, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Ducks, females (or juveniles ???), Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm.


November ... Seaside Cove, Seaside, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Seaside Cove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, male, Seaside Cove, Oregon. Sunny, windy, cold, beautiful day. Image taken November 26, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Harlequin Duck, male, Seaside Cove, Oregon. Sunny, windy, cold, beautiful day. Image taken November 26, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Seaside Cove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, male, Seaside Cove, Oregon. Sunny, windy, cold, beautiful day. Image taken November 26, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Seaside Cove, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Harlequin Duck, female, Seaside Cove, Oregon. Sunny, windy, cold, beautiful day. Image taken November 26, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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