The Harlequin Duck is a very beautiful species of sea duck found along coastal waters across North America and eastern Asia. They prefer fast-moving water and breed near fast-flowing streams.
Male Harlequin Ducks have a striking plumage of slate blue, white, and chestnut. They get their name from the colorful masked character Harlequin from an Italian style of improvisational comedy theater.
Harlequin Ducks feed by diving for marine invertebrates, fish, and aquatic insects. They may also feed by dabbling.
2015 Bonanza Bird #17: Harlequin Duck
Our Birdorable Bonanza: 2015 Advent Edition continues today with a beautiful and colorful sea duck: the Harlequin Duck! Harlequin Ducks are very beautiful sea ducks found along coastal waters across North America and ... more