The distinctive Harlequin Duck is a small sea duck with a small bill, short neck, and long tail. Males in breeding plumage are unmistakable with their dark blue color, rufous sides and crown, and striking white patterning on the face, neck, sides, and back. In non-breeding plumage the males are brown with white on the face and a round white spot at each ear. A subtle white shoulder stripe and white on the wings distinguishes the male in non-breeding plumage from the juvenile and the female, which look similar.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 225€“299 Two Lights Rd Cape Elizabeth ME United States
Friday, January 1, 2016 Cape Elizabeth ME United States
Sunday, January 1, 2017 7 Tower Dr Cape Elizabeth ME United States
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Cape Elizabeth ME United States
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