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A male harlequin duck

A male harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) preening in the morning light. This gorgeous sea duck species nests along fast-flowing rivers, where they're difficult to spot. Luckily for us, they winter along the Oregon coast in flocks and are much easier to view. Individuals can be spotted along our rocky shores throughout the year. (Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch, Oregon Coast Photo Tours http://oregoncoastphototours.com)

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