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    Harlequin Duck

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    Harlequin Duck

    Histrionicus histrionicus
    • ORDER: Anseriformes
    • FAMILY: Anatidae
    Basic Description

    A bird of fast-moving water, the Harlequin Duck breeds on fast-flowing streams and winters along rocky coastlines in the crashing surf.

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    Other Names
    • Pato Arlequín (Spanish)
    • Arlequin plongeur (French)
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