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harlequin

/har·le·quin/ (hahr´lah-kwin)
1. having a pattern of diamond shapes, particularly in bright colors.

harlequin

1. a coat color pattern that consists of irregular patches, usually gray, blue or black, on a white background. Common in Great Danes.
2. a breed of fancy rabbit with harlequin coat pattern in several colors.
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We surmise that Harlequin Ducks are particularly susceptible to this problem because of their small bill size.
Testing assumptions for unbiased estimation of survival of radio-marked Harlequin Ducks.
In addition to the higher likelihood of exposure due to their habitat, harlequin ducks have a number of characteristics that makes them particularly sensitive to oil pollution," said Esler.
Also, harlequin ducks have a life history strategy based on high survival rates, as well as a small body size when compared to other sea ducks.
Indeed, he speculates, this contamination may explain why some key mussel consumers-such as otters, harlequin ducks, and certain shore birdscontinue to suffer unabated oil-related reproductive difficulties despite low concentrations of petroleum in their water and on their home beaches.
Tim Bouchard of Alaska Wildfowl Adventures offers hunts for harlequin ducks and Barrow's goldeneyes in Valdez, Alaska, from Nov.
Best bets: Week Harlequin Ducks are Oregon's only "anadromous" duck.
HARLEQUIN DUCKS, and TUNDRA and TRUMPETER SWANS: No open season.
It might not come across as a waterfowl mecca, but the Pacific Flyway offers unique waterfowl hunting, including species such as brant and harlequin ducks.
HARLEQUIN DUCKS, WHITE-FRONTED GEESE AND ALL SWANS: No open season.
Best bets: Harlequin ducks are Oregon's only `anadromous' duck.