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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Merginae — harlequin duck.


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  • Amid those rocks half a billion years old, we watched a flock of Harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus), a species neither of us had seen before, in amongst the gulls and cormorants.

    "You will choke, choke on the air you try to breathe..."

  • The 84 bird species currently identified in the core zone include one pair of Japanese golden eagles Aquila chrysaetos japonica, three nesting pairs of black woodpecker Dryocopus martius, both of which are designated as Natural Monument and Special Bird species due to their rarity, one pair of mountain hawk-eagle Spizaetus nipalensis orientalis, also a Special Bird species and the rare harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus.

    Shirakami-sanchi (Shirakami mountains), Japan

  • The park is a significant breeding site for harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus, blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata, common tern Sterna hirundo, and arctic tern S. paridisaea, a nesting site for bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephala, rock ptarmigan Lagopus mutus and American tree sparrow Spizella arborea, and a stopover for migrating shore birds.

    Gros Morne National Park, Canada

  • This ecoregion also provide important habitat for peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and the eastern harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), both endangered species in Canada.

    Eastern Canadian Shield taiga


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