Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ducks, Geese and Swans :: Harlequin Duck
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Harlequin
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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Fragmented distribution with two major populations;
Ne. Canada (s. Baffin Is. from Crook's Inlet to Cumberland Sound s. to c. and e. Quebec (n. shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Gaspe Peninsula), n. Labrador, possibly s. to n. New Brunswick and Newfoundland), w. Greenland and Iceland. Winters s. to Maine. Occasionally reaching New York. In Iceland, most birds winter off the Reykjanes Peninsula. N. Siberia from the Lena River and Lake Baikal s. to n. Mongolia and e. to Kamchatka, Sakhalin Is., Kuril Is. and the mountains of n. Japan (c. Hokkaido and n. Honshu). In North America from the Aleutains, w. and c. Alaska n. to Anaktuvuk Pass, across n. Canada (n. Yukon, n. British Columbia and sw. Alberta (Valley of Ten Peaks, McDonald Creek, Glacier National Park) s. to sc. and se. Alaska (Alaskan Peninsula), Vancouver Is. and the nw. United States in the Sierra Nevada of e. California, c. Idaho, nw. Montana, w. Wyoming and occasionally to sw. Colorado.
Winters along the Pacific coasts of Siberia s. to e. and s. Korea, Japan, n. China s. to Shandong and California in North America.
North America n. of the Mexican border;
Summer: Aleutians and ALK, YUK, BCO (Vancouver Is.), WAS, n. ORG, n. IDH, w. MON, nw. WYO with localized occurrence s. in the Sierras s. to ec. CAL.
Winter: Along the Pacific coast from the Aleutians, coastal s. ALK, w. BCO, WAS, ORG and n. CAL and along the Atlantic coast from LAB s. to New England and Long Island.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: The Royal British Columbia Museum
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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