Harlequin Duck


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Harlequin Duck

 

(Histrionicus histrionicus), a bird of the family Anatidae. Length, approximately 45 cm; weight, 500– g. The bill is short, the tail is pointed and gradated, and there is a large paddle on the hind digit. The plumage is slate black, with a brightly colored head. The harlequin duck is found in the mountains of Asia (Eastern Siberia) and North America (northwest), as well as along the Atlantic coast of North America and the Greenland and Iceland coasts. It nests near mountain rivers, and winters near rocky sea coasts. The clutch contains four to eight eggs. The harlequin duck feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and aquatic insects. It is of little commercial significance.

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Species Number Percent Surf Scoter 18 24.7 (Melanitta perspicillata) Long-tailed Duck 14 19.2 (Clangula hyemalis) White-winged Scoter 13 17.8 (Melanitta fusca) Greater Scaup 13 17.8 (Aythya marila) Black Scoter 8 10.1 (Melanitta nigra) Lesser Scaup 2 2.7 (Aythya affinis) Hooded Merganser 2 2.7 (Lophodytes cucullatus) Bufflehead 1 1.4 (Bucephala albeola) Harlequin Duck 1 1.4 (Histrionicus histrionicus) Mallard 1 1.4 (Anas platyrhynchos) Total 73 100.0 TABLE 2.
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Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) predation on a male harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus).
Scientists view the health of the harlequin duck as an important indicator of the health of the environment because it's one of the first to suffer from human-caused pollution and development.
At last month's Royal Welsh Spring Festival, Builth Wells, S4C's Ffermio presenter Meinir Jones formally launched the Welsh Harlequin Duck Society during the Welsh Federation of Poultry Clubs' spring show.
The Harlequin duck can be found in which of the following countries:
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The result crowned an excellent few weeks for Rhys, who also keeps Welsh Harlequin ducks and Welsh Magpie ducks at his parents' Pen Llyn farm.