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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

Image of: Duck, Harlequin
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Duck, Harlequin
-Histrionicus histrionicus (Linnaeus)


Adult male: Head and neck mainly dark leaden-blue. A crescentic white patch at base of bill, an oval white ear patch and another white patch down side of neck. A black median stripe through centre of crown with chestnut on either side of it. Narrow white collar around neck, incomplete in front and behind. Back slatly blue. Tail black, slender and pointed. Long bar on side of breast, white bordered with black. Speculum metallic blue. Inner secondaries extensively white. Wing linings brown. Upper breast bluish. Belly dark brown often with bluish wash. Sides chestnut. Eye reddish brown. Bill bluish grey to bluish black. Legs and feet bluish grey.

 


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